Bodhipakshadharma, Bodhipakṣadharma, Bodhipaksha-dharma: 3 definitions


Bodhipakshadharma 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.

The Sanskrit term Bodhipakṣadharma can be transliterated into English as Bodhipaksadharma or Bodhipakshadharma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Bodhipakshadharma in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Bodhipakṣadharma (बोधिपक्षधर्म) refers to the “(thirty-seven dharmas which are the) wings of awakening”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “Then the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja addressed himself to the Lord: ‘O Lord, what is the supramundane path of the Bodhisattvas, the great beings?’ At these words, the Lord replied to the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja: ‘Son of good family, what is called the supramundane path is the six perfections, thirty-seven dharmas which are the wings of awakening (saptatriṃśat-bodhipakṣadharma), peaceful meditation, expanded vision, four means of attraction, four meditaions, four immeasurables, four formless states of meditation, and five supernormal knowledges. Son of good family, this is the supramundane path of the Bodhisattvas’”.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bodhipakshadharma in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bodhipakṣadharma (बोधिपक्षधर्म):—[=bodhi-pakṣa-dharma] [from bodhi > budh] m. a quality belonging to (or a constituent of) perfect intelligence, [Lalita-vistara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Bodhipakshadharma in German

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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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