Sattvashunyata, Sattvaśūnyatā, Sattva-shunyata: 1 definition
Sattvashunyata 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 Sattvaśūnyatā can be transliterated into English as Sattvasunyata or Sattvashunyata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Sattvaśūnyatā (सत्त्वशून्यता) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XLVIII. Sattvaśūnyatā is the non-existence of the being (sattva), of the soul, of the self (ātman), of the living being (jīva), of the man (puruṣa), of the individual (pudgala): all these words are only designations (prajñapti) of the group of fragmentary entities.
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)
Note on emptiness (śūnyatā) < [Chapter XLVIII - The Eighteen Emptinesses]
The Paramārthaśūnyatā-sūtra < [Chapter XLVIII - The Eighteen Emptinesses]
Emptinesses 7-8: Emptiness of the conditioned unconditioned < [Chapter XLVIII - The Eighteen Emptinesses]