Shilavishuddhi, Śīlaviśuddhi, Shila-vishuddhi: 1 definition
Shilavishuddhi 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 Śīlaviśuddhi can be transliterated into English as Silavisuddhi or Shilavishuddhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Śīlaviśuddhi (शीलविशुद्धि) refers to “purity of discipline” according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVIII). Accordingly, “By means of purity of discipline (śīlaviśuddhi), solitude in retreat, guarding the senses, intensive meditation during the first and last watch of the night, the ascetic avoids external pleasures and takes pleasure in meditation. He avoids desires (kāma) and the bad dharmas (akuśaladharma). Depending on the anāgamya (the preliminary absorption preceding the first dhyāna), he acquires the first dhyāna”.
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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Part 1 - Purification Of Moral Conduct < [Chapter 5 - The Seven Stages Of Purification]
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