Samyagvyayama, aka: Samyag-vyayama, Samyagvyāyāma; 2 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Samyagvyāyāma (सम्यग्व्यायाम, “right effort”) refers to the sixth of the Āryāṣṭāṅgamārga, or “eight members of the noble path”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XXXI. Accordingly, “the sixth member, right effort (samyagvyāyāma) has already been mentioned in regard to the four right efforts (samyakpradhāna), the faculty of exertion, the strength of exertion and the member of enlightenment called exertion”.

Accordingly to chapter 36, “right effort (samyagvyāyāma) encourages wisdom so that it advances rapidly and does not stop”.

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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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Samyagvyāyāma (सम्यग्व्यायाम, “right endeavour”) refers to the sixth of the “noble eightfold path” (āryāṣṭāṅgamārga) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 50), itself forming part of the “thirty-seven things on the side of awakening” (bodhipākṣika-dharma). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., samyag-vyāyāma). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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