Pratighaprahana, Pratighaprahāṇa, Pratigha-prahana: 1 definition


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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Pratighaprahāṇa (प्रतिघप्रहाण) refers to “giving up aversion”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as Gaganagañja said to Ratnapāṇi: “Son of good family, those sixty-four dharmas are included in one hundred twenty-eight dharmas. What are those one hundred twenty-four? [...] (37) the mind without modification is included in the thought which is the same as earth and giving up aversion (pratighaprahāṇa) and attachment; (38) the absence of mental agitation is included in giving up desirous excitement and regret and investigating impermanently; (39) being the same as a mountain is included in being neither conceited nor depressed; (40) the undisturbed is included in never forgetting any promise and perseverance to keep vows; [...]’”.

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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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