Divyapadma, Divya-padma: 1 definition
Divyapadma 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Divyapadma (दिव्यपद्म) refers to “celestial lotuses” according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—Celestial lotuses (divyapadma) are blue (nīla), red (lohita) pink (rakta) or white (avadata). Why are they not yellow (pīta)? Because yellow is an attribute of fire and fire is foreign to aquatic flowers. These precious celestial lotuses have a stem (daṇḍa) of jade (vaiḍūrya), a corolla (vedikā) of diamond (vajra), leaves (pattra) of golden sand from the Jambū river (jāmbū-nada). They are tender and perfumed. Taking also leaves from the celestial tree (tamāla or Xanthochymus pictorius), they gather around the Buddha.
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 7.4: Description of celestial flowers (divypuṣpa) < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
I. Recollection of the Buddha (3): Physical marks and superhuman power < [Part 2 - The Eight Recollections according to the Abhidharma]