Samsarakaya, aka: Saṃsārakāya, Samsara-kaya; 1 Definition(s)

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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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
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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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