Four Continents: 1 definition
Four Continents means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Four Continents:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit dvīpa defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 120):
- Pūrvavideha in the east,
- Jambudvīpa in the centre,
- Aparagodānī in the west,
- Uttarakurudvīpa in the north.
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ‘four continents’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+10): Caturdvipa, Catuddipaka, Catuddipa, Caturdvipakacakravartin, Sahasracudika, Caturdvipika, Caturdvipaka, Aparagodani, Jambudvipa, Purvavideha, Uttarakurudvipa, Sumeru, Dvipa, Pubbavideha, Cakravartin, Manushyaloka, Aparagodaniya, Bhagavati, Trisahasramahasahasra, Lokantarika.
Search found 20 books and stories containing Four Continents; (plurals include: Four Continentses). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Buddhas of the present: Preliminary note (2) < [Part 7 - Seeing, hearing and understanding all the Buddhas of the present]
Act 10.7: The universes and Buddhas of the ten directions < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
Appendix 2 - The story of king Mūrdhaja (Māndhātar) < [Chapter XXVI - Exertion]
Vimalakīrti Sutra (by John R. McRae)
Chapter VI - Inconceivable < [Fascicle Two]
Chapter I - Buddha Land < [Fascicle One]
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
Part 2 - To attain even being Bhrama and so forth is impermanent < [B. The extended explanation]
C. The dedication of merit < [Chapter IX - Unifying the Developing Stage and the Perfecting Stage]
J. The dedication of merit < [Chapter VII - The Four immeasurables]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Chapter V - The many Buddhas (bahubuddha-sūtra) < [Volume I]
Chapter XXXVI - The story of Pūrṇa the son of Maitrāyaṇī < [Volume III]
Chapter XII - The fifth Bhūmi < [Volume I]