Abhasvara, aka: Ābhāsvara; 2 Definition(s)
Abhasvara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Ābhāsvara (आभास्वर) refers to “streaming radiance” and represents one of the eighteen “gods of the form-realms” (rūpāvacaradeva) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 128). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ābhāsvara). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
One of the Arupyadhatu Devas:
The Abhasvara devas enjoy the delights of the second dhyana..
See Abhasvara Worlds(Source): WikiPedia: Buddhism
Search found 12 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
The mental state of the devas of the Abhasvara worlds corresponds to the second dhyana, and is ...
Brahma (ब्रह्म) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—Th...
Rūpadhātu (रूपधातु) or simply rūpa refers to the “form element” and represents one of the eight...
While the vertical cosmology describes the arrangement of the worlds vertically, the sahasra (S...
The mental state of the devas of the Brahma worlds corresponds to the first dhyana, and is char...
There is nothing to say about the Samvartasthayikalpa, since nothing happens in it below the Ab...
|Types Of Devas|
The devas fall into three classes depending upon which of the three dhatus, or "realms&quo...
Eighteen Gods:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit rūpāvacarad...
Ābhāsura (आभासुर).—a. Splendid, bright, shining.-raḥ 1 A collective name of 64 demigods.2) Name...
The Vivartakalpa begins with the arising of the primordial wind, which begins the process of bu...
Rūpāvacaradeva (रूपावचरदेव) refers to the “eighteen gods of the form-realms” as defined in the ...
The Samvartakalpa begins when beings cease to be born in Naraka. This cessation of birth then p...
Search found 7 books and stories containing Abhasvara or Ābhāsvara. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Chapter IV - The many Buddhas (bahubuddha-sūtra) < [Volume I]
Chapter V - A visit to the Śuddhāvāsa Devas < [Volume I]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 1 - Distribution of gods in the three worlds < [Chapter XXXII-XXXIV - The eight classes of supplementary dharmas]
Act 7.1: The Buddha shows his ordinary body (prakṛtyātmabhāva) < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Appendix 4 - The legend of Māra and the Buddha at the brahmin village Śālā < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Buddhacarita (by Charles Willemen)
Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva fundamental vow sutra (by Johnny Yu)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)
- Was this explanation helpful? Leave a comment:
Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.