Shravakaniyama, Śrāvakaniyāma, Shravaka-niyama: 1 definition
Shravakaniyama 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 Śrāvakaniyāma can be transliterated into English as Sravakaniyama or Shravakaniyama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Śrāvakaniyāma (श्रावकनियाम) refers to the “fixed course of disciples”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[Characteristics of behavior of all beings] [...] The behaviour’s essence, essential character (lakṣaṇa), [...] the essential character of the lord of the world of death, the essential character of gods, the essential character of human being, the essential character of the entrance into the fixed course of disciples (śrāvakaniyāma-avikrat), the essential character of the entrance into the fixed course of isolated Buddhas, [...]—he knows all the essential characters of behavior truly as they are, and there is no fault at all in his understanding”.
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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