Shramanyaphala, Śrāmaṇyaphala, Shramanya-phala: 1 definition
Shramanyaphala 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 Śrāmaṇyaphala can be transliterated into English as Sramanyaphala or Shramanyaphala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Śrāmaṇyaphala (श्रामण्यफल) refers to the “fruits of the religious life” according to a footnote at the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter L).—According to the Sarvāstivādins, the fruits of the religious life (śrāmaṇyaphala) are conditioned (saṃskṛta) and unconditioned (asaṃskṛta). The eighty-nine paths of abandoning (prahāṇamārga), or paths of immediate succession (ānantaryamārga), by means of which the ascetic abandons the afflictive emotions of the threefold world, make up the religious life (śrāmaṇya). The eighty-nine paths of deliverance (vimuktimārga) by means of which the ascetic takes possession of the abandonment are the conditioned fruits of the śrāmaṇya, being niṣyandaphala and puruṣakāraphala of the śrāmaṇya. See Kośa, VI, p. 241–242; Kośabhāṣya, p. 369–370.
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)
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