Sanghanusmriti, Saṅghānusmṛti, Samgha-anusmriti, Saṃghānusmṛti, Sangha-anusmriti, Samghanusmriti: 2 definitions


Sanghanusmriti 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 terms Saṅghānusmṛti and Saṃghānusmṛti can be transliterated into English as Sanghanusmrti or Sanghanusmriti or Samghanusmrti or Samghanusmriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Sanghanusmriti in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Saṃghānusmṛti (संघानुस्मृति) refers to the “recollection on the Saṃgha”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “What then, son of good family, is the recollection on the saṃgha (saṃghānusmṛti) authorized by the Lord for the sake of the Bodhisattvas? What we called ‘saṃgha’ is unconditioned, and it cannot to be recollected in the perspective of conditioning. Where there is no involvement with the actions of body, speech or mind, it is called unconditioned. Thus what we called ‘conditioned’ is a mere denomination and convention. The unconditioned is the destruction of all denominations, and the transcendence of all conventions. This is, son of good family, the recollection of the congregation, authorized by the Lord”.

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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)

[«previous next»] — Sanghanusmriti in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Saṅghānusmṛti (सङ्घानुस्मृति) or simply Saṅgha refers to the “recollection of the Saṅgha” and represents one of the “six recollections” (anusmṛti) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 54). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., saṅgha-anusmṛti). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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