Caitika; 2 Definition(s)
Caitika 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 Chaitika.
General definition (in Buddhism)
The Caitika school of Buddhism split from Mahasamghaka in the middle of the first century BCE. It later gave rise to the Apara Saila and Uttara Saila schools. All three emphasized the supernatural character of the Buddha. The school also included an early version of the Bodhisattva ideal (as opposed to the earlier arhat ideal); this would later become vitally important to Mahayana Buddhism.Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism
Languages of India and abroad
Caitika (चैतिक).—(= Pali Cetiya, DPPN 2, = Apacara), n. of a lying king (former birth of Devadatta): MSV iv.245.6 ff.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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