Sambharamarga, Saṃbhāramārga, Sambhara-marga: 1 definition
Sambharamarga means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Saṃbhāramārga (संभारमार्ग) refers to the “path of accumulation of merit” and represents one of the various paths of the Śrāvakas mentioned in appendix 1 of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXX).—The saṃbhāramārga, “path of accumulation of merit” and the prayogamārga, “preparatory path”, are characterized by the naivaśaikṣanāśaikṣa, such as: acquisition of the roots of good (kuśalamūla), acquisition of noble lineages (āryavaṃśa), meditation on the disgusting (aśubhabhāvanā) and mindfulness of breathing (ānāpāna-smṛti), foundations of mindfulness (smṛtyupasthāna), and finally, acquisition of the four roots of good leading to penetration. These last constitute the preparatory path par excellence; they are studied in Kośa, VI, p. 163 seq.
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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