Samskritashunyata, Saṃskṛtaśūnyatā, Samskrita-shunyata: 2 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Saṃskṛtaśūnyatā can be transliterated into English as Samskrtasunyata or Samskritashunyata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Saṃskṛtaśūnyatā (संस्कृतशून्यता) or simply Saṃskṛta refers to the “emptiness of the conditioned”, representing one of the sixteen or eighteen emptinesses (śūnyatā), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XLVIII. Accordingly, “what is the emptiness of the conditioned (saṃskṛtaśūnyatā)? The conditioned is the world of desire, the world of form and the formless world. And yet the world of desire is empty of the world of desire, the world of form is empty of the world of form, the formless world is empty of the formless world because they are neither eternal nor transitory. Why? Because such is their essence. That is called: emptiness of the conditioned (saṃskṛta-śūnyatā)”.
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Saṃskṛtaśūnyatā (संस्कृतशून्यता) or simply saṃskṛta refers to “emptiness of the conditioned” one of the “twenty emptinesses” (śūnyatā) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 41). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., saṃskṛta-śūnyatā). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
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Ends with: Asamskritashunyata.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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Emptiness 9: Absolute emptiness < [Chapter XLVIII - The Eighteen Emptinesses]