Durata, Dūrata, Dūratā: 5 definitions

Introduction:

Durata 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Dūrata (दूरत) refers to “far away”, according Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—The miraculous power (ṛddhibala) of the Buddha is twofold: 1) seated in the same place, he preaches the Dharma in such a way that all beings see him from far away (dūrata) and hear from far away; 2) staying in the same place, he preaches the Dharma in such a way that each being in particular sees a Buddha facing himself (tatpurata) preaching the Dharma. In the same way, at daybreak (sūryodaya), the shadows (chāyā) seem to be a mass of water.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dūratā (दूरता).—Remoteness, distance.

See also (synonyms): dūratva.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dūratā (दूरता).—f.

(-tā) Remoteness, distance. E. dūra, and tal; also with tvaṃ dūratvam .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dūratā (दूरता):—[=dūra-tā] [from dūra] f. ([Horace H. Wilson]) remoteness, distance.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dūratā (दूरता):—[dūra-tā] (tā) 1. f. Distance.

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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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