Biratha; 1 Definition(s)
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Biratha (बिरथ) is the name of a village located in Kaśmīra according to the Vibhāṣā mentioned in appendix 3 of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XV). Accordingly, “Once in the kingdom of Kia chö mi lo (Kaśmīra), there was a capital called Pi lo tch’a (Biratha). Not far from this city there was a monastery (saṃghārāma), the Che yai (Śailavihāra) where there lived a Bhikṣu-arhat”.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 3 - The journey of the Buddha to the north-west of India < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]