Samyag-marga, Samyagmārga, Samyanc-marga: 1 definition
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Samyagmārga (सम्यग्मार्ग) refers to the “eight right paths”, also known as the Āryāṣṭāṅgamārga, or “eight members of the noble path”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XXXI.
These eight right paths (samyagmārga) are arranged into three groups (skandha):
- the class of morality (śīlaskandha) [samyagvāc, samyakkarmānta, samyagājīva],
- the class of concentration (samādhiskandha) [samyagvyāyāma, samyaksmṛti, samyaksamādhi],
- the class of wisdom (prajñāskandha) [samyagdṛṣṭi, samyaksaṃkalpa].
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)
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