Vidyacaranasampanna, Vidyācaraṇasaṃpanna, Vidyacarana-sampanna: 3 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Vidyacharanasampanna.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Vidyacaranasampanna in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Vidyācaraṇasaṃpanna (विद्याचरणसंपन्न) is a synonym for the Buddha according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter IV).

Why is he called Pi tch’e tchö lo na san pan na (Vidyācaraṇasaṃpanna), i.e., “endowed with knowledges (vidyā) and practices (caraṇa)”?

The three knowledges (vidyā) are: 1) the memory of former existences, 2) the divine eye, 3) the destruction of the impurities. By practices (caraṇa) we mean here physical and vocal acts (kāyavākkarman). For the Buddha alone, physical and vocal acts are perfect (saṃpanna); in all others, they present faults. He is therefore called Vidyacaraṇasaṃpanna

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vidyacaranasampanna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vidyācaraṇasaṃpanna (विद्याचरणसंपन्न).—adj. (= Pali vijjā°, in same situation; discussion Vism. 202.25), perfected in wisdom and good conduct, in the standard cliché describing a Buddha: Mahāvyutpatti 6; Lalitavistara 3.3; Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 65.6; 67.4, etc.; common everywhere.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vidyācaraṇasampanna (विद्याचरणसम्पन्न):—[=vidyā-caraṇa-sampanna] [from vidyā > vid] mfn. perfect in kn° and of good moral conduct, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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