Ashtabodhisattva, Aṣṭabodhisattva, Ashta-bodhisattva: 1 definition


Ashtabodhisattva means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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 Aṣṭabodhisattva can be transliterated into English as Astabodhisattva or Ashtabodhisattva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Aṣṭabodhisattva (अष्टबोधिसत्त्व) refers to the “eight Bodhisattvas” or “eight close sons” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 12):

  1. Maitreya,
  2. Gaganagañja,
  3. Samantabhadra,
  4. Vajrapāṇī,
  5. Mañjuśrī,
  6. Sarvanivaraṇaviṣkambhī,
  7. Kṣitigarbha,
  8. Khagarbha.

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., aṣṭa-bodhisattva). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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