Sattvalambana, aka: Sattvālambana, Sattva-alambana; 1 Definition(s)
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Sattvālambana (सत्त्वालम्बन) refers to “that [loving-kindness] which has beings as object” and represents of the three types of Maitrī (“loving-kindness”), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32.—Accordingly, “the mind of loving-kindness (maitrī-citta) of which we have just spoken is that which has beings as object (sattvālambana). It is found mainly among worldly people practicing the trances or in adepts on the path of practice (śaikṣa) who have not yet destroyed the impurities”.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.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
V. Loving-kindness and Compassion are pure among the Buddhas < [Chapter XLII - The Great Loving-kindness and the Great Compassion of the Buddhas]
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