Atyuccagamin, Atyuccagāmin: 2 definitions
Atyuccagamin means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Atyuchchagamin.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
Atyuccagāmin (अत्युच्चगामिन्) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.
Atyuccagāmin is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Atyuccagāmin (अत्युच्चगामिन्).—name of a former Buddha (spelled Abhy° in Gaṇḍavyūha; in mss. of Mahāvastu iii.245.6; 247.6; 248.9; and in v.l. at Lalitavistara 172.3, where Tibetan rab ḥthor gśegs; Foucaux interprets rab = abhi, but it may = ati, see [Tibetan-English Dictionary] s.v. rab-ḥkhrugs; Tibetan for Lalitavistara 5.6 śin tu…= aty-): Mahāvastu i.137.11; iii.240.2 f.; 243.5, 6; 244.1; 245.6; 247.6; 248.9; Lalitavistara 5.6; 172.3; Gaṇḍavyūha (see above) 204.26; 205.2, 10.
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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