Satyalakshana, Satyalakṣaṇa, Satya-lakshana: 1 definition


Satyalakshana 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 Satyalakṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Satyalaksana or Satyalakshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Satyalakshana in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Satyalakṣaṇa (सत्यलक्षण) refers to the “true nature (of the animate and inanimate world)”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 4).—Accordingly, “[Question: How does the Buddha know the world?]—[Answer]: [...] He knows two kinds of worlds: (i) the animate world (sattvaloka), (ii) the inanimate world (asattvaloka) in their true nature (satyalakṣaṇa). He knows the world (loka), its cause (hetu), its destruction (nirodha) and the supra-worldly Path (lokottaramārga). [...]”.

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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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