Brihaspatigupta, aka: Bṛhaspatigupta; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Bṛhaspatigupta can be transliterated into English as Brhaspatigupta or Brihaspatigupta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Bṛhaspatigupta (बृहस्पतिगुप्त) or Vṛhaspatigupta is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment. His name can also be spelled as Vṛhaspatigupta (वृहस्पतिगुप्त).

Bṛhaspatigupta is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.

Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
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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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