Amritadharma, Amṛtadharma, Amrita-dharma: 2 definitions


Amritadharma means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Amṛtadharma can be transliterated into English as Amrtadharma or Amritadharma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Amritadharma in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Amṛtadharma (अमृतधर्म) refers to the “dharma of ambrosia”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as Bodhisattva Gaganagañja explains to Bodhisattva Ratnaśrī what kind of concentration should be purified: “[...] (71) [when the Bodhisattvas attain] the concentration called ‘Recollection of the Buddha’, they will obtain the dharma of ambrosia (amṛtadharma); (72) [when the Bodhisattvas attain] the concentration called ‘Recollection of the dharma’, the dharma that is free from attachment will be understood; (73) [when the Bodhisattvas attain] the concentration called ‘Recollection of the Saṇgha’, they will never turn back from the dharma of the Buddha; [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Amritadharma in Jainism glossary
Source: Tessitori Collection I

Amṛtadharma (अमृतधर्म) was the teacher of Kṣamākalyāṇa: The author of a commentary on the Jivāvicāraprakaraṇa (dealing with the Karma section of Jain Canonical literature), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—Kṣamākalyāṇa was the pupil of Amṛtadharma and belonged to the kharataragaccha.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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