Shravakasamgha, aka: Śrāvakasaṃgha, Shravaka-samgha; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Śrāvakasaṃgha can be transliterated into English as Sravakasamgha or Shravakasamgha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Śrāvakasaṃgha (श्रावकसंघ) refers to the “community of disciples of the Buddha” and represents one of the Anusmṛti (eight recollections), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—Accordingly, “the community of disciples of the Buddha (śrāvakasaṃgha) is completely endowed with the discipline element, is completely endowed with the concentration element (samādhi-skandha), the wisdom element (prajñā-skandha), the deliverance element (vimukti-skandha), and the ‘knowledge and vision of deliverance’ element (vimuktijñānadarśana-skandha). It includes the four pairs of individuals or the eight individuals. It is worthy of alms (dakṣīṇīya), worthy of homage (pūjanīya), worthy of veneration (arcinīya). It is the supreme field of merit for the world”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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