Prakaranapada, Prakaraṇapāda, Prakarana-pada: 3 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Prakaraṇapāda (प्रकरणपाद), also called Prakaraṇagrantha or simply Prakaraṇa, is part of the Ṣaṭpādābhidharma of the Sarvāstivādins made up of the Jñānaprasthāna of Kātyāyanīputra and six annexed treatises. The Sanskrit sources (Kośavyākhyā), Tibetan sources (Bu ston; Tāranātha) and the Chinese sources attribute the Prakaraṇapāda to Vasumitra who composed it at Gandhāra, not far from Puṣkarāvati (Si-yu-ki). But according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra, only the first four chapters were by Vasumitra, the last four of which are the Ts’ien-nan p’in were the work of the Kaśmir Arhats.
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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Prakaraṇapāda (प्रकरणपाद).—m., name of a work: Mahāvyutpatti 1420.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prakaraṇapāda (प्रकरणपाद):—[=pra-karaṇa-pāda] [from pra-karaṇa > pra-kara > pra-kṛ] m. Name of [work]
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)
Appendix 5 - The Prakaraṇapāda-śāstra (aka. Prakaraṇagrantha or Prakaraṇa) < [Chapter XXXI - The Thirty-seven Auxiliaries to Enlightenment]
E.6. The Seven Members of Enlightenment (sapta-saṃbodhyaṅga) < [Abhidharma auxiliaries (E): Detailed study of the auxiliaries]
Conditions note (2): The system in the Abhidharma of the Sarvāstivādins < [Part 1 - Understanding the Conditions (pratyaya)]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)