Devaputra; 1 Definition(s)
Devaputra means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Devaputra (देवपुत्र) or Devaputramāra refers to the “destroyer-god Māra” and represents one of the “four destroyers” (māra) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 80). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., devaputra). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 4 - The story of Hastaka Āṭavika < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
Appendix 8 - The Legend of Rāhu and Candima (god of the moon) < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
The Dhvajāgrasūtra < [Part 1 - Position and results of the recollections]
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
Part 5 - The benefit of contemplating the reason < [B. Delineating the nature of the freedoms and favors]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)