Sarvantadrishti, Sarvāntadṛṣṭi, Sarva-antadrishti: 1 definition


Sarvantadrishti 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 Sarvāntadṛṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Sarvantadrsti or Sarvantadrishti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Sarvāntadṛṣṭi (सर्वान्तदृष्टि) refers to “all extreme views”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as Bodhisattva Gaganagañja explains to Bodhisattva Ratnaśrī what kind of concentration should be purified: “[...] (56) [when the Bodhisattvas attain] the concentration called ‘Ocean-seal’, they will enter into all actions and duties; (57) [when the Bodhisattvas attain] the concentration called ‘Endless turning’, all extreme views (sarvāntadṛṣṭi) will be cut off; (58) [when the Bodhisattvas attain] the concentration called ‘Emptiness’, all objective supports and extreme views will be eliminated; [...]”.

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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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