Samanantarapratyaya, Samanantara-pratyaya: 2 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Samanantarapratyaya in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Samanantarapratyaya (समनन्तरप्रत्यय) refers to the “antecedent equal and immediate condition” and represents one of the four kinds of pratyaya (conditions) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVIII).

Samanantarapratyaya (the immediately preceding condition) according to chapter XLIX.—If one accepts the last mind and the last mental events, past (atīta) as well as present (pratyutpanna), of the Arhat at the moment of nirvāṇa, all the other minds-and-mental-events, past or present, play the role of antecedent with respect to the minds-and-mental-events that follow them and are called immediately preceding condition (samanantarapratyaya).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samanantarapratyaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Samanantarapratyaya (समनन्तरप्रत्यय).—see pratyaya (1).

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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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