Samganusmriti, Saṃgānusmṛti, Samga-anusmriti: 1 definition


Samganusmriti 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.

The Sanskrit term Saṃgānusmṛti can be transliterated into English as Samganusmrti or Samganusmriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Saṃgānusmṛti (संगानुस्मृति) refers to the “recollection of the community” and represents one of the Anusmṛti (eight recollections), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—Accordingly, “the Yogin should recollect the community (saṃgha) celebrated by the Buddha in these words and meditate on the qualities (guṇa) of the Śrāvaka-saṃgha, the Pratyekabuddha-saṃgha and the Bodhisattva-saṃgha making up the Holy Community (ārya-saṃgha).”

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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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