Sattvasamata, aka: Sattvasamatā, Sattva-samata; 1 Definition(s)

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Sattvasamatā (सत्त्वसमता) refers to “equality toward beings” and represents a type of samatā (equality): a set of qualities acquired by the Bodhisattvas accompanying the Buddha at Rājagṛha on the Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter X. Sattvasamatā is to share one’s thoughts (citta), memories (smṛti), affection (anunaya) and benefits (arthakriyā) equally with all beings.

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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