Eight Cold Hells: 1 definition
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General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Eight Cold Hells:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit saṃskāra defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 122):
- The tumourous hell (arbuda),
- The very tumourous hell (nirarbuda),
- The squealing hell (aṭaṭa),
- The running hell (apapa),
- The grieving hell (hāhādhara),
- The blue-lotus hell (utpala),
- The red-lotus hell (padma),
- The great red-lotus hell (mahāpadma).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., ‘eight cold hells’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
The sixteen utsadas annexed to the eight great hells < [The world of transmigration]
Introduction (the world of transmigration) < [The world of transmigration]
The eight cold hells < [The world of transmigration]
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)
Buddhacarita (by Charles Willemen)
The gods of northern Buddhism (by Alice Getty)
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)