Bhutakoti, Bhūtakoṭi, Bhuta-koti: 3 definitions

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Bhūtakoṭi (भूतकोटि) refers to the “limit of truth” and is mentioned as one of the synonyms of Dharmatā (the ‘dharma-nature’ or ‘true nature’ of dharmas), according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XLIX. Accordingly, “because the dharmadhātu is actually proven (bhūtena sākṣātkṛta), it is the culmination (koṭi) of reality. Thus ‘the saint (Arhat) is established in the culmination of reality’’.”.

While not seeing permanent dharmas, seeing impermanence (anityatā) is a wrong view (mithyādṛṣṭi). And it is the same for the views of suffering, emptiness, non-self and impurity. That is what is called tathatā. [...] Having acquired this tathatā of dharmas, one penetrates into the dharmadhātu, one eliminates all opinions (vipaśyanā) and does not conceive any further beliefs, for “such is its essence. [...] Finally, to completely penetrate (supravidh-) the dharmadhātu is bhūtakoṭi.

When one takes possession of the realization of the fruit (phalasākṣātkāra), there is bhūtakoṭi. [...] Just as there is an empty aspect (śūnyabhāga) in every material dharma (rūpin), so there is a nature of nirvāṇa called dharmadhātu in dharmas. The nature of nirvāṇa is also in the many skillful means (upāya) used to attain nirvāṇa. At the time when nirvāṇa is realized, tathatā and dharmadhātu are bhūtakoṭi. Finally, the immense (apramāna), limitless (ananta) dharmadhātu, unable to be measured by the mind and mental events (cittacaitta), is called dharmadhātu. It is so wondrous that it is called bhūtakoṭi.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (B) next»] — Bhutakoti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhūtakoṭi (भूतकोटि).—absolute non-entity; Bhddh.

Derivable forms: bhūtakoṭiḥ (भूतकोटिः).

Bhūtakoṭi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhūta and koṭi (कोटि).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bhūtakoṭi (भूतकोटि).—(°ṭī?), f. (compare koṭi, end, goal; and Pali koṭi-gata, having reached the end = perfection, salvation), the true goal: listed Mvy 1708 among ‘synonyms for para- mārtha, the supreme truth’ (note 1707 tattvam, 1709 tathātā, etc., all intellectual terms; not nirvāṇa!) = Tibetan yaṅ dag paḥi mthaḥ, real end; Mvy 407 sthito bhūtako- ṭyām, of a Tathāgata, abiding in… (presumably absolute truth); LV 351.8 jñātā dharmatathatā avabuddhā bhūta- koṭiḥ; 423.1 bhūtakoṭy-avikopana-cakraṃ, the wheel which does not disturb (move, upset, confuse) the true end (per- fect knowledge or enlightenment); 428.11 bhūtakoṭy-avi- kopita-jñāna-viṣayatvād avitathānanyathāvādī; 437.1 bhūtakoṭīm (v.l. °ṭim) akoṭīṃ (v.l. °ṭiṃ) ca tathatāyāṃ tathatvataḥ…dharmacakraṃ nirucyate, the wheel of the law is declared to be the true end (goal, conclusion), and that which has no end (or beginning, in time).

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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. 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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