Ashmagarbha, Aśmagarbha, Ashman-garbha: 5 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Aśmagarbha can be transliterated into English as Asmagarbha or Ashmagarbha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Aśmagarbha (अश्मगर्भ, “emerald”) refers to a type of jewel (ratna), into which the universe was transformed by the Buddha’s miraculous power (ṛddhibala) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XV). Accordingly, “The other jewels, [viz.,] emerald (aśmagarbha), etc., all come from caves”.
Also, “These jewels (eg, aśmagarbha) are of three types, Human jewels (manuṣya-ratna), Divine jewels (divya-ratna) and Bodhisattva jewels (bodhisattva-ratna). These various jewels remove the poverty (dāridrya) and the suffering (duḥkha) of beings”.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Aśmagarbha (अश्मगर्भ).—an emerald.
Derivable forms: aśmagarbhaḥ (अश्मगर्भः), aśmagarbham (अश्मगर्भम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Aśmagarbha (अश्मगर्भ).—(mss. sometimes asma°), m. or nt. (only Lex. in Sanskrit except once in a Jain work, [Boehtlingk] 7 Add.; recorded nowhere else; popular [etymology] based on [aśma-] marakata?), emerald: n. sg. °bham Mahāvyutpatti 5957; °bho, °bhaḥ Divyāvadāna 51.24; 229.7; 502.7; Avadāna-śataka i.205.3; other forms Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 50.5; 151.2; 153.3—4; 239.7; 256.12; Lalitavistara 383.2; Mahāvastu ii.302.9; 309.16; 310.8; Mahāvyutpatti 6245; Divyāvadāna 115.3; 297.25; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 63.19; 436.11; Gaṇḍavyūha 52.15.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-rbhaḥ) An emerald. E. aśman a stone, and garbha the womb; the primary stone.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Aśmagarbha (अश्मगर्भ):—[=aśma-garbha] [from aśma > aśna] n. an emerald, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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Ends with: Amritashmagarbha.
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