Samyaksmriti, Samyak-smriti, Samyaksmṛti: 4 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Samyaksmṛti can be transliterated into English as Samyaksmrti or Samyaksmriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)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”.
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)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 (e.g., samyak-smṛti). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Samyaksmṛti (सम्यक्स्मृति):—[=samyak-smṛti] [from samyak > samy-añc] f. (with, [Buddhist literature]) right recollection.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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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)]
The Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King (A Life of Buddha) (by Samuel Beal)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)