Dridhavajra, Dṛḍhavajra, Dridha-vajra: 4 definitions


Dridhavajra 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.

The Sanskrit term Dṛḍhavajra can be transliterated into English as Drdhavajra or Dridhavajra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Dridhavajra in Mahayana glossary
Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Dṛḍhavajra (दृढवज्र) refers to “(that resolve which is) as firm as a diamond”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Then, the bodhisatva, the great being, Gaganagañja addressed himself to the Lord: [...] (25) [How do the Bodhisattvas] unite with all realm of the dharmas after having entered into the way of the dharmadhātu? (26) [How are the Bodhisattvas] undisturbed (aniñjya) having made a resolve as firm as a diamond (dṛḍhavajra-āśaya), being well established (susthita) in this unshakable great vehicle (mahāyāna)? [...]’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dridhavajra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dṛḍhavajra (दृढवज्र):—[=dṛḍha-vajra] [from dṛḍha > dṛh] m. ‘having a strong thunderbolt’, Name of a king of the Asuras, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Dridhavajra in German

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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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