Bodhisattvacaryavatara, Bodhisattva-caryavatara, Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra: 5 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Bodhisattvacaryavatara 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Bodhisattvacharyavatara.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Bodhisattvacaryavatara in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra (बोधिसत्त्वचर्यावतार) is the name of a Sanskrit Buddhist work on “the path of the bodhisattva”, written by Śāntideva in the year 700 AD.

Source: Buddhism Tourism: Glossary of Buddhist Terms

A classical text written by Santideva dealing with Mahayana ethics. It is meant for spiritual development of the Mahayana bodhisattvas

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra (बोधिसत्त्वचर्यावतार):—[=bodhi-sattva-caryāvatāra] [from bodhi-sattva > bodhi > budh] m. Name of [work]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra (बोधिसत्त्वचर्यावतार):—[(bo + carya ava)] m. Titel einer buddhistischen Schrift [WASSILJEW 208.]

context information

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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