Buddhabhashita, Buddhabhāṣita, Buddha-bhashita: 2 definitions


Buddhabhashita 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.

The Sanskrit term Buddhabhāṣita can be transliterated into English as Buddhabhasita or Buddhabhashita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Buddhabhāṣita (बुद्धभाषित) refers to “that which the Buddha himself has spoken”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 3).—Accordingly, “[...] Skillful words (nipuṇa), well spoken (subhāṣita) come forth everywhere in the buddhadharma. Thus the Buddha said in the Vinaya: “What is the buddhadharma? The buddhadharma is that which has been spoken by five kinds of people: 1. that which the Buddha himself has spoken (buddhabhāṣita); 2. that which the disciples of the Buddha have spoken (śrāvakabhāṣita); 3. that which the sages have said (ṛṣibhāṣita); 4. that which has been said by the gods (devabhāṣita); 5. that which apparitional beings have spoken (upapādukabhāṣita)’.”.

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Buddhabhāṣita (बुद्धभाषित) refers to the “words of Buddha”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “What then, the son of good family, is memory (dhāraṇī)? [...] (33) knowledge of comforting all living beings; (34) knowledge of teaching the dharma appropriately to each and every one; (35) knowledge of keeping the words of all buddhas (sarva-buddhabhāṣita) by recollection; (36) knowledge of entering into analyzing the syntax of all words and letters; [...]”.

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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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