Buddhakshetra, aka: Buddha-kshetra, Buddhakṣetra; 3 Definition(s)
Buddhakshetra 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.
The Sanskrit term Buddhakṣetra can be transliterated into English as Buddhaksetra or Buddhakshetra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Buddhism)
That is, Buddhaland. The term is absent from the Hinayana schools. In Mahayana, it is the spiritual realm acquired by one who reaches perfect enlightenment, where he instructs all beings born there, preparing them for enlightenment, e.g. Amitabha in Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss (Western Paradise), Bhaisajya guru (Medicine Master Buddha) in Pure Land of Lapus Lazuli Light (Eastern Paradise).Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary
Refers to Buddha Land or each place where a celestial Buddha resides.Source: Buddhism Tourism: Glossary of Buddhist Terms
Languages of India and abroad
Buddhakṣetra (बुद्धक्षेत्र).—nt. (= Pali, late, °khetta), Buddha- field, region or (usually) world or world-system in which a particular Buddha lives and operates; see Teresina Rowell, ‘The background and early use of the Buddhakṣetra concept,’ The Eastern Buddhist 6.199—430 and 7.131—176, where the term is ably discussed; a few out of many occurrences are here recorded: descriptions of a b°, SP 65.9 ff.; 144.9 ff.; its ‘jewels’ are Bodhisattvas SP 66.3; in Mv ii.301.16 Bodhisattvas in numberless b° take the form of gods and come to Śākyamuni as he is about to become enlightened; misc., Mvy 3065; Mv ii.319.11; 349.17; iii.139.3; 342.1; in Mv i.123.4 ff. enumeration of some ‘present’ Buddha-fields and their Buddhas; huddha- kṣetraṃ viśodhenti bodhisattvā(ḥ) Mv i.283.3; atuliya (so mss.) aprameyaṃ °traṃ aparimitaṃ bharitvā (having filled) sameti (= śamayati) khila-doṣa-mohaṃ (so read, see s.v. khila) Mv ii.295.9; on ‘emptying’ of buddha-fields, see s.v. riñcati; in Mv i.121.14 ff. the question is asked whether Buddhas are produced in all Buddha-fields, and the answer, 122.2—3, is negative; in many there is no Buddha; Śikṣ 147.15 speaks of going to a buddhaśūnya- buddhakṣetram as an evil fate; so in SP 68.2 (verse; compare 66.3 ff., prose, same subject) buddhakṣetra is clearly equated with lokadhātu, meaning merely world-system, presumably as potential field for a Buddha, but not ne- cessarily containing one; on this see Rowell, op. cit., 415. See also upakṣetra.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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