Samvarashila, Saṃvaraśīla, Samvara-shila: 2 definitions
Samvarashila 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.
The Sanskrit term Saṃvaraśīla can be transliterated into English as Samvarasila or Samvarashila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
'indriya-s.'; s. sīla.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Saṃvaraśīla (संवरशील) refers to the “morality of discipline”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—Accordingly, “the morality of discipline (saṃvaraśīla) prevents the sins (pāpa) and corruption from gaining power. The morality of trance and concentration dissipates all the negative emotions (kleśa). Why? When one has attained the inner happiness [of the meditative stabilizations], one no longer seeks worldly happiness (lokasukha). Pure morality (anāsravaśīla) uproots the roots of sins (pāpa) and negative emotions (kleśa)”.
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)
IV.1. The various kinds of morality (śīla) < [IV. Recollection of the moralities (śīlānusmṛti)]
III. Superiority of the Bodhisattva over the other disciples < [Part 1 - Surpassing the high qualities of the Śrāvakas]
Part 1 - What is the virtue of morality (śīlapāramitā) < [Chapter XXIII - The Virtue of Morality]
Listening to the Dhamma (by Nina van Gorkom)
In Asoka’s Footsteps (by Nina Van Gorkom)
Practicing Insight on Your Own (by Acharn Thawee Baladhammo)
Letters about Vipassana (by Nina van Gorkom)