Vyapadanivarana, aka: Vyāpādanīvaraṇa, Vyapada-nivarana; 1 Definition(s)


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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Vyāpādanīvaraṇa (व्यापादनीवरण) refers to the “obstacle of malevolence” according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVIII). Accordingly, “the obstacle of malevolence (vyāpāda-nīvaraṇa) is the origin of the loss of all good dharmas, the cause of falling into the unfortunate destinies (durgati), the enemy of all happiness (sukha), the abductor of good minds (kuśalacitta), the reservoir of all kinds of harmful speech (pāruṣyavāda)”.

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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