Catuhshataka, Catuḥśataka, Catur-shataka: 1 definition


Catuhshataka 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 Catuḥśataka can be transliterated into English as Catuhsataka or Catuhshataka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chatuhshataka.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Catuhshataka in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Catuḥśataka (चतुःशतक) or “the four hundreds” by Āryadeva: As its name indicates, this work consisted of 400 stanzas (kārikā) divided up into 16 chapters of 25 stanzas each. The work exists completely only in Tibetan translation

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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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