Dvashashti, Dvāṣaṣṭi, Dva-shashti: 5 definitions


Dvashashti 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 Dvāṣaṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Dvasasti or Dvashashti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Dvāṣaṣṭi (द्वाषष्टि) refers to “sixty-two (doctrinal viewpoints)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “How then, son of good family, does the Bodhisattva never lose his supernormal knowledge after having attained the mastery of all dharmas? Son of good family, if a certain ascetic or a Brahmin produces the supernormal knowledge without having overcome the view that there is a permanent substance, he will loose his supernormal knowledge. However the Bodhisattva, having overcome sixty-two doctrinal viewpoints (dvāṣaṣṭi-dṛṣṭigata) derived from the root view that there is a permanent substance, produces the supernormal knowledge in the absence of any attachment of view; [...]”.

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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»] — Dvashashti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dvāṣaṣṭi (द्वाषष्टि).—and

Dvāṣaṣṭi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvā and ṣaṣṭi (षष्टि).

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

Dvāṣaṣṭi (द्वाषष्टि):—[=dvā-ṣaṣṭi] [from dvā] f. 62 [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Dvashashti 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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