Prahanasamjna, Prahāṇasaṃjñā, Prahana-samjna: 1 definition
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Prahāṇasaṃjñā (प्रहाणसंज्ञा) refers to the “concept of renunciation” and represents one of the “ten concepts” (saṃjñā), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 37. Accordingly, “the concepts of renunciation (prahāṇasaṃjñā), detachment (virāgasaṃjñā) and cessation (nirodhasaṃjñā) have the characteristics (nimitta) of Nirvāṇa as object. [...] Obtaining the pure path (anāsravamārga), he [the Yogin] cuts the fetters (saṃyojana): that is the notion of renunciation (prahāṇasaṃjñā)”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Prahana, Samjna.
Full-text: Viragasamjna, Nirodhasamjna, Dashasamjna.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
IX. The concepts of renunciation (prahāṇa), detachment (virāga) and cessation (nirodha) < [Chapter XXXVII - The Ten Concepts]
Chapter XXXVII - The Ten Concepts
VI. Logical order of the ten concepts < [Chapter XXXVII - The Ten Concepts]