Shilavrataparamarsha, Śīlavrataparāmarśa, Shilavrata-paramarsha: 2 definitions



Shilavrataparamarsha 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 Śīlavrataparāmarśa can be transliterated into English as Silavrataparamarsa or Shilavrataparamarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous (S) next»] — Shilavrataparamarsha in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Śīlavrataparāmarśa (शीलव्रतपरामर्श) refers to the “holding morality and disciplinary practices in exaggerated esteem” and represents a type of dṛṣṭi (wrong view) according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 13. It is part of a classification of five types of dṛṣṭi.

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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous (S) next»] — Shilavrataparamarsha in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Śīlavrataparāmarśa (शीलव्रतपरामर्श) refers to “grasping at virtue and practice” and represents one of the “five views” (dṛṣṭi) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 68). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., śīlavrata-parāmarśa). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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