Samsarabandhana, Saṃsārabandhana, Samsara-bandhana, Samsarabamdhana: 3 definitions

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Samsarabandhana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Samsarabandhana in Mahayana glossary
Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Saṃsārabandhana (संसारबन्धन) refers to the “bonds of existence”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “How then, son of good family, does the Bodhisattva perform his practice of a Bodhisattva (bodhisattvacaryā) after having obtained the sameness of extinction? [...] He purifies cultivation by means of the clear presence of manifestation. He depends on concentration which is the miraculous play with illusion. The vices by which he might produce existence and bonds of existence (saṃsārabandhana), these he does away with, and the knowledge by means of which he teaches extinction, in that he excels, thus he is born from non-existence and originated form non-origination. [...]”.

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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»] — Samsarabandhana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃsārabandhana (संसारबन्धन):—[=saṃ-sāra-bandhana] [from saṃ-sāra > saṃ-sṛ] n. the bonds or fetters of the world, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samsarabandhana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṃsārabaṃdhana (ಸಂಸಾರಬಂಧನ):—[noun] = ಸಂಸಾರಪಾಶ [samsarapasha].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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