Samudayajnana, Samudayajñāna, Samudaya-jnana: 2 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Samudayajnana 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Samudayajñāna (समुदयज्ञान) refers to the “knowledge of the origin of suffering” and represents one of the eleven “eleven knowledges” (jñāna), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 38. Accordingly, “the knowledge of the origin of suffering (samudayajñāna) is the pure knowledge produced when the cause of impure dharmas is considered as cause, origin, successive and associated causation”.

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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous (S) next»] — Samudayajnana in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Samudayajñāna (समुदयज्ञान) or simply Samudaya refers to the “knowledge of arising” and represents the second of the “ten knowledges” (jñāna) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 93). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., samudaya-jñāna). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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