Abhisambodhi, Abhisaṃbodhi, Abhi-sambodhi: 4 definitions


Abhisambodhi 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Abhisambodhi in Mahayana glossary
Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Abhisaṃbodhi (अभिसंबोधि) refers to the “perfect awakening”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “What then, son of good family, is the recollection of gods (devānusmṛti), which is authorized by the Lord for Bodhisattvas? [...] Further, the Bodhisattvas who are hindered by only one birth, and who dwell in the Tuṣita Heaven recollect ten qualities as the summit What are those ten qualities? [...] (6) the way into unattached knowledge [as the summit] of all knowledges; (7) the knowledge of understanding superior, mediocre, and inferior [as the summit] of all his faculties; (8) following the knowledge of light [as the summit] of power and fearlessness; (9) the sight of the Buddha, seeing all qualities of the Buddha as being in the palm of his hand, [as the summit] of all kinds of sights ; (10) the perfect awakening (abhisaṃbodhi) through insight associated with a moment of thought [as the summit] after sitting on the place of awakening. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhisambodhi in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

abhisambodhi : (f.) the highest enlightenment.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Abhisambodhi, (f.) (abhi + sambodhi) the highest enlightenment J.I, 14 (parama°). Cp. abhisambujjhana and (sammā-) sambodhi. (Page 71)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Abhisaṃbodhi (अभिसंबोधि).—(= Pali id.) = prec., perfect enlight- enment; perfect comprehension: Lalitavistara 367.7 °dheḥ, gen.; Gaṇḍavyūha 36.16 and 38.17 °dhi-vikurvita-; 37.13 -buddhakṣetrābhi°; 370.26.

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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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