Vipashyanakaushalya, Vipaśyanakauśalya, Vipashyana-kaushalya: 1 definition


Vipashyanakaushalya 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 Vipaśyanakauśalya can be transliterated into English as Vipasyanakausalya or Vipashyanakaushalya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Vipaśyanakauśalya (विपश्यनकौशल्य) refers to the “skillfulness in the expanded vision”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as the Lord said to Brahmā Prabhāvyūha: “[...] (13) Further, ‘the root of good’ is the happiness in mind, ‘merit’ is seeking for peaceful meditation, and ‘knowledge’ is the skillfulness in the expanded vision (vipaśyanakauśalya). (14) Further, ‘the root of good’ is the item of meritorious action consisting in generosity, ‘merit’ is the item of meritorious action consisting in morality, and ‘knowledge’ is the item of meritorious action consisting in meditational self-cultivation. [...]”.

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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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