Bodhisattabhumi, Bodhisattabhūmi, Bodhisatta-bhumi: 1 definition


Bodhisattabhumi 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Bodhisattabhumi in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Bodhisattabhūmi (बोधिसत्तभूमि):—Ten bodhisattabhūmis, according to the Daśabhūmikasūtra, or Daśabhūmīśvara, the Sanskrit text of which has been edited by J. Rahder, 1926, and by R, Kondō, 1936.

  1. Pramuditā (rab tu dgaḥ ba, houan hi or ki hi): the joyous bhūmi.
  2. Vimalā (dri ma med pa, li keou): the stainless bhūmi.
  3. Prabhākarī (ḥod ḥphro ba can, tseng yao or yen houei): the bhūmi of fiery prajñā).
  4. Sudurjayā (śin tu dbyans dkaḥ ba, nan cheng or ki nan cheng): the bhūmi difficult to conquer.
  5. Abhimukhī (mṅon du gyur ba, hien tsai): the bhūmi of presence.
  6. Dūraṃgamā, (riṅ du soṅ ba, chen jou or yuan hing): the far-going bhūmi.
  7. Acalā (mi gyo ba, pou tong): the unshakable bhūmi.
  8. Sādhumatī (legs paḥi blo gros, chan ken or chan houei) the bhūmi of good prajñā.
  9. Dharmamegha (chos kyi sprin, fa yun): the cloud of Dharma bhūmi.

This classification is derived from the Avataṃsaka (of which it forms a chapter) and related texts:

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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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