Pratyutpannasamadhi, Pratyutpannasamādhi, Pratyutpanna-samadhi: 1 definition

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Pratyutpannasamādhi (प्रत्युत्पन्नसमाधि).—In the (Pratyutpannasūtra = Pratyutpannabuddha-saṃmukhāvasthitasamādhisūtra (‘Sūtra of the concentration during which the Buddhas of the present are face-to-face’), it is said: “By the power of the Pratyutpannasamādhi, the ascetic, even without having acquired the divyacakṣus, is able to see all the Buddhas of the present in the ten directions”.

Also, “the pratyutpannasamādhi is obtained by a person freed of desire (vītarāga) as well as by a person not freed of desire (avitarāga), whereas the divyacakṣus is obtained only by someone freed of desire. The pratyutpannasamādhi is a vision resulting from constant meditation, the constant practice of subjective conceptualizing (saṃkalpa)”.

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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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