Bodhisattvabhumi, aka: Bodhisattvabhūmi, Bodhisattva-bhumi; 2 Definition(s)
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Bodhisattvabhūmi (बोधिसत्त्वभूमि) refers to ten “Bodhisattva grounds”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 52:—
- the joyous ground (pramuditā-bhūmi),
- the stainless ground (vimalā-bhūmi),
- the shining ground (prabhākarī-bhūmi),
- the ground of fiery wisdom (arciṣmati-bhūmi),
- the ground difficult to conquer (sudurjayā-bhūmi),
- the ground of presence (abhimukhī-bhūmi),
- the far-gone ground (dūraṃgamā-bhūmi or dūraṅgamā-bhūmi),
- the unshakeable ground (acalā-bhūmi),
- the ground of good wisdom (sādhumatī-bhūmi)
- the ground of the cloud of the Dharma (dharmameghā-bhūmi).
The ten bodhisattvabhūmis according to the Mahāvastu:
- durārohā, bhūmi difficult of access.
- baddhamānā, hindered bhūmi.
- puṣpamaṇḍitā, bhūmi adorned with flowers.
- rucrā, delightful bhūmi.
- cittavistarā, stretching the mind bhūmi.
- rūpavatī, bhūmi full of beauty.
- durjayā, invincible bhūmi.
- janmanideśa, confirmation of birth (?).
- yauvarājya, quality of the crown prince.
- abhiṣeka, crucial anointment.
The Mahāvastu is alone in proposing this classification of which scholastic Buddhism has no account.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.
Languages of India and abroad
Bodhisattvabhūmi (बोधिसत्त्वभूमि).—. n. of a work: Bbh, colophons; regularly, 11.20 etc.; in text (not colophon) 409.14 f. alternative forms of the title are given as Bodhisattva- piṭaka-mātṛkā and Mahāyāna-saṃgraha, qq.v. See s.v. bhūmi for the meaning of the term.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Note (2). The ten Bodhisattva grounds or abodes < [Chapter XX - (2nd series): Setting out on the Mahāyāna]
Note (3). The ten grounds shared by adepts of the three vehicles < [Chapter XX - (2nd series): Setting out on the Mahāyāna]
Appendix 1 - Acalā (the eighth bodhisattva bhūmi) < [Chapter XXXVIII - The Eleven Knowledges, the Three Meditative Stabilizations and the Three Faculties]
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
Part 4 - The purpose of doing three recitations of that ritual < [B. the extensive explanation of arousing bodhicitta]
F. The Expressions < [Chapter VII - The Four immeasurables]
2f) How, by the power of mind, accumulations are gathered < [Part 2 - The essence]
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)
Translator’s Introduction < [Introduction Text]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)