Atmabhavata, Ātmabhāvatā: 1 definition


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[«previous next»] — Atmabhavata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ātmabhāvatā (आत्मभावता).—[, Senart's em. Mahāvastu ii.301.11 (prose) sarvatra bodhisattvasya °tām anuprāptāṃ saṃjānanti; should mean embodiment, from ātmabhāva plus -tā. But the occasion is the approach to his enlightenment (not his conception or birth), which is signalized by miracles and cosmic portents. The mss. read °bhāvanām, which is doubtless right: they recognize on all sides that the Bodhi- sattva's self-realization (ātma-bhāvanā) is at hand.]

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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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