Anikshiptadhura, aka: Anikṣiptadhura, Anikṣiptadhūra; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Anikṣiptadhura and Anikṣiptadhūra can be transliterated into English as Aniksiptadhura or Anikshiptadhura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[Anikshiptadhura in Mahayana glossaries]

Anikṣiptadhura (अनिक्षिप्तधुर) is one of the Bodhisattvas accompanying the Buddha at Rājagṛha on the Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata, mentioned in a list of twenty-two in to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 13.—They were at the head of countless thousands of koṭinayuta of Bodhisattva-mahāsattvas who were all still awaiting succession and will still accede to Buddhahood. He is also known as Pou chö tsing tsin.

Anikṣiptadhura is one of the sixteen classified as a lay (gṛhastha) Bodhisattva.

(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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Anikshiptadhura in Sanskrit glossaries]

Anikṣiptadhūra (अनिक्षिप्तधूर).—Name of a Bodhisattva or deified Buddhist saint.

Derivable forms: anikṣiptadhūraḥ (अनिक्षिप्तधूरः).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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