Sattvakshanti, aka: Sattvakṣānti, Sattva-kshanti; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Sattvakṣānti can be transliterated into English as Sattvaksanti or Sattvakshanti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Sattvakṣānti (सत्त्वक्षान्ति) refers to “patience towards beings” and represents a type of kṣānti (patience): a set of qualities acquired by the Bodhisattvas accompanying the Buddha at Rājagṛha on the Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata, according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter X. The patience of equanimity (samatā-kṣānti) may be held by beings (sattva). The patience towards beings relates to beings: if beings as numerous as the sands of the Ganges persecute you in every way, you do not feel any anger (dveṣa); if they honor you and pay homage to you in every way, you experience no joy (muditā).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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