Bhumyayaksha, aka: Bhūmyayakṣa, Bhumya-yaksha; 1 Definition(s)

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Bhumyayaksha 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 Bhūmyayakṣa can be transliterated into English as Bhumyayaksa or Bhumyayaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Bhūmyayakṣa (भूम्ययक्ष) refers to the “terrestrial yakṣas” according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XX). Accordingly, “When the Bodhisattva cultivates generosity (dāna),... He knows that a very ill-tempered and wicked man who loves good wine and good cheer, but one who practices generosity, is reborn among the Ye tch’a, the terrestrial Yakṣas (bhūmya), where he always has varied pleasures, fine music (vādya) and good food (āhāra)”.

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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