Samyaksmriti, Samyak-smriti, Samyaksmṛti: 3 definitions

Introduction

Samyaksmriti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Samyaksmṛti can be transliterated into English as Samyaksmrti or Samyaksmriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Samyaksmṛti (सम्यक्स्मृति, “right attentiveness”) refers to the seventh of the Āryāṣṭāṅgamārga, or “eight members of the noble path”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XXXI. Accordingly, “the seventh member, right attentiveness (samyaksmṛṭi), has already been mentioned in regard to the faculty of attentiveness, the strength of attentiveness and the member of enlightenment called attentiveness”.

Accordingly to chapter 36, “right mindfulness (samyaksmṛṭi) recalls and never forgets the seven things to be done”.

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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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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Samyaksmṛti (सम्यक्स्मृति, “right mindfulness”) refers to the seventh 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., samyak-smṛti). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Samyaksmṛti (सम्यक्स्मृति):—[=samyak-smṛti] [from samyak > samy-añc] f. (with, [Buddhist literature]) right recollection.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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