Shuciviparyasa, aka: Śuciviparyāsa, Shuci-viparyasa; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Śuciviparyāsa can be transliterated into English as Suciviparyasa or Shuciviparyasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shuchiviparyasa.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Śuciviparyāsa (शुचिविपर्यास) refers to the “mistake about purity” and represents one of the “four mistakes” (viparyāsa) regarding the four “foundations of mindfulness” (smṛtyupasthāna), forming part of the thirty-seven auxiliaries to enlightenment (bodhipākṣika), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XXXI.—Accordingly, “in order to destroy these four mistakes (viparyāsa), the Buddha preached the four foundations of mindfulness: to destroy the mistake about purity (śuci-viparyāsa), he preaches the foundation of mindfulness on the body (kāya-smṛtyupasthāna)”.

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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