Eight Hot Hells: 1 definition
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General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Eight Hot Hells:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit saṃskāra defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 121):
- The reviving hell (sañjīva),
- The black-thread hell (kālasūtra),
- The crushing hell (saṅghāta),
- The hot hell (raurava),
- The great hot hell (mahāraurava),
- The remorseful hell (tapana),
- The scolding hell (pratāpana),
- The never-ceasing hell (avīci).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., ‘eight hot 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)
Introduction (the world of transmigration) < [The world of transmigration]
The sixteen utsadas annexed to the eight great hells < [The world of transmigration]
The eight hot hells < [The world of transmigration]
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)
Buddhacarita (by Charles Willemen)
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
Part 4 - The impermanence of the Vessel and Contents < [B. The extended explanation]