Samyaksmriti, aka: Samyak-smriti, Samyaksmṛti; 2 Definition(s)
Samyaksmriti 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 Samyaksmṛti can be transliterated into English as Samyaksmrti or Samyaksmriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
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”.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
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.Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Search found 306 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
Smṛti (स्मृति, “remembrance”) refers to one of two types of Buddhi (cognition) according to Ann...
Anusmṛti (अनुस्मृति, “judgement”) refers to one of the six members (aṅga) of the Ṣaḍaṅgayoga, a...
Samyagdṛṣṭi (सम्यग्दृष्टि, “right view”) refers to the first of the Āryāṣṭāṅgamārga, or “eight ...
Vedasmṛti (वेदस्मृति) refers to the name of a River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.16...
Smṛtiśāstra (स्मृतिशास्त्र).—1) a law-book, code, digest. 2) legal science. Derivable forms: sm...
Samyak (सम्यक्, “right”).—What is the meaning of the word ‘right’ (samyak)? The word ‘right’ he...
Smṛtibhraṃśa (स्मृतिभ्रंश).—loss of failure of memory. Derivable forms: smṛtibhraṃśaḥ (स्मृतिभ्...
Manusmṛti (मनुस्मृति).—A code of conduct written by Manu alias Mānavācārya who was the father o...
Samyakkarmānta (सम्यक्कर्मान्त, “right action”) refers to the fourth of the Āryāṣṭāṅgamārga, or...
Smṛty-upasthāna.—cf. satipaṭṭhāna (EI 5), Buddhist; four in number. Note: smṛty-upasthāna is de...
Smṛtīndriya (स्मृतीन्द्रिय) refers to the “faculty of mindfulness” and represents one of the fi...
Muṣitasmṛti (मुषितस्मृति).—a. bereft of memory.Muṣitasmṛti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of...
Smṛtivirodha (स्मृतिविरोध).—1) opposition to law, illegality. 2) disagreement between two or mo...
Samyagjñāna (सम्यग्ज्ञान).—right knowledge. Derivable forms: samyagjñānam (सम्यग्ज्ञानम्).Samya...
Samyaksaṃkalpa (सम्यक्संकल्प, “right thought”) refers to the second of the Āryāṣṭāṅgamārga, or ...
Search found 2 books and stories containing Samyaksmriti, Samyak-smriti or Samyaksmṛti. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Abhidharma auxiliaries (B): The elements constituting the thirty-seven auxiliaries < [Part 2 - The auxiliaries according to the Abhidharma]
E.7. The Eight Members of the Path (āryāṣṭāṅgamārga) < [Abhidharma auxiliaries (E): Detailed study of the auxiliaries]
IV.3. The position of morality among the Path members < [IV. Recollection of the moralities (śīlānusmṛti)]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)