Dharmatrata, Dharmatrāta: 6 definitions
Dharmatrata 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Dharmatrata (धर्मत्रत) is the name of a person mentioned in a the Ling liu yi siang according to a note on the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIX).—“A man living at the foot of a precipice knew a Buddhist stanza. The Bodhisattva Lo fa (Dharmatrata), in exchange for this stanza, promised him his golden cloak and his pearl necklace and, to prove the sincerity of his intention, had no hesitation in throwing himself over the precipice. The Cāturmahārājika devas caught him in his fall”.
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism
Dharmatrāta (धर्मत्रात) or Dharmatāra is the name of successive Sarvāstivāda teachers and authors. The name is usually transliterated into Chinese as 達磨多羅 and translated as 法救, which means “dharma rescuer” or “dharma saviour”. The scholar Lin Li-Kouang (1949: 314–351), who made a detailed analysis of the works attributed to Dharmatrāta and the references to him in other works, etc., concludes that there are three successive Dharmatrātas in the literary history of Buddhism:
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Dharmatrāta (धर्मत्रात).—name of a teacher: Mahāvyutpatti 3508.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dharmatrāta (धर्मत्रात):—[=dharma-trāta] [from dharma > dhara] m. ‘l°-protected’, Name of a Buddh. author.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Dharmatrāta (धर्मत्रात):—(dharma + trāta) m. der vom Gesetz Beschützte, Nomen proprium eines buddh. Gelehrten [Burnouf 566. 567.] [Hiouen-Thsang I, 105. 119.] [Lebensbeschreibung Śākyamuni’s 310 (80).] [WASSILJEW 48. 50. 270.] [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 91.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Dharmatrāta (धर्मत्रात):—m. Nomen proprium eines buddh. Gelehrten. dharmatva n. s.u. dharma 3).
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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Ends with: Bhadantadharmatrata.
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The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 1787-1790 < [Chapter 21 - Examination of the doctrine of ‘Traikālya’]
Verse 1786 < [Chapter 21 - Examination of the doctrine of ‘Traikālya’]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Conditions note (2): The system in the Abhidharma of the Sarvāstivādins < [Part 1 - Understanding the Conditions (pratyaya)]
Part 8 - Jātaka of the king who set fire to his body so as to hear a Buddhist stanza < [Chapter XIX - The Characteristics of Generosity]
Introduction to third volume < [Introductions]
Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po) (by George N. Roerich)
Chapter 4 - Pramāṇavārtika lineages < [Book 6 - The Origin of the Mādhyamika (middle way)]
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)