Samsarakaya, aka: Saṃsārakāya, Samsara-kaya; 1 Definition(s)
Samsarakaya 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)
Saṃsārakāya (संसारकाय) refers to a “body of birth-and-death” according to appendix 1 of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XX). Accordingly, “When the Bodhisattva enters into nyāma, he abandons the body of birth-and-death (cyutupapatti-kāya or saṃsāra-kāya) and acquires the true form of the Absolute (dharmadhātu)”.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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)
I. Range of voice of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas < [Part 3 - Speaking to innumerable universes by means of a single sound]
Appendix 1 - The two bodies (kāya) of the Bodhisattva < [Chapter XX - The Virtue of Generosity and Generosity of the Dharma]
Definition of dhyāna and the virtue of meditation (dhyānapāramitā) < [Part 5 - The virtue of meditation]