Prajnaptishastra, Prajñāptiśāstra, Prajnapt-ishastra: 5 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Prajñāptiśāstra can be transliterated into English as Prajnaptisastra or Prajnaptishastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Prajñaptiśāstra (प्रज्ञप्तिशास्त्र) by Maudgalyāyana refers to one of the six parts of the Ṣaṭpādābhidharma which is the Jñānaprasthāna and the six annexed treatises that are its continuation (anucāra) or ‘feet’ (cf. Kośa, I, p. 4, n. 4). There is a list of them in Sanskrit in the Kośavyākhyā, p. 9, and in Tibetan in Buston, I. p. 49 and Taranātha, p. 296. [...] Along with the Jñānaprasthāna, these are the seven treatises of the Sarvāstivādin Abhidharma. [...]
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Prajñāptiśāstra (प्रज्ञाप्तिशास्त्र).—nt., name of a work: Mahāvyutpatti 1415 (see prajñāpti).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prajñaptiśāstra (प्रज्ञप्तिशास्त्र):—[=pra-jñapti-śāstra] [from pra-jñapti > pra-jña > pra-jñā] n. Name of [work]
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 3 - The origin of the aṣṭagrantha-abhidharma and the Ṣaṭpādabhidharma < [Chapter III - General Explanation of Evam Maya Śruta]
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A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)