Satvakarunata, Satvakaruṇatā, Satva-karunata: 1 definition


Satvakarunata 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.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Satvakaruṇatā (सत्वकरुणता) [=Satvakaruṇa?] refers to “compassion for (all) beings”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as Gaganagañja said to Ratnapāṇi: “Son of good family, those sixty-four dharmas are included in one hundred twenty-eight dharmas. What are those one hundred twenty-four? [...] (33) seeing the thought of awakening is included in no desire for the small way and compassion for all beings (sarva-satvakaruṇatā); (34) relying on the place of awakening is included in conquering all Māras and the perfect awakening of all dharmas; (35) being aware of the works of Māra is included in the religious advice of spiritual friends and striving for the perfection of insight; (36) the presence of the Buddha is included in acting according to the Buddha’s teaching and never giving up any being; [...]’”.

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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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