Gatika: 9 definitions



Gatika 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

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Gatika (गतिक) is the name of a Śrāvaka mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Gatika).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Gatika, (adj.) 1. going to, staying with, in bhikkhu° a person living with the bhikkhus Vin.I, 148.—2. leading to: yaṃ° what they lead to (of the 5 indriyas) S.V, 230.—3. having a certain gati, leading to one of the four kinds of rebirth: evaṃ° D.I, 16 (w. ref. to one of the first 3 gatis: DA.I, 108); niyata° whose destiny is certain (w. ref. to sugati) and aniyata° whose destiny is uncertain (w. ref. to a duggati) DhA.III, 173. (Page 243)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gatika (गतिक).—

1) Going, motion.

2) Course.

3) Condition,

4) Refuge, asylum.

Derivable forms: gatikam (गतिकम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Gatika (गतिक).—(1) m., a recourse, refuge: Kāraṇḍavvūha 53.21 (prose) agatikānāṃ gatiko bhava, advīpānāṃ dvīpo bhava, be a refuge for (us, women) who have no refuge; (2) at end of [bahuvrīhi] cpds., = gati in various senses; recourse, refuge, agatikānāṃ Kāraṇḍavvūha 53.21, above; state of (future) existence, destiny (see gati), saṃsārasya pañca-gatikasya Kāraṇḍavvūha 69.10 (prose), of the saṃsāra which is characterized by the five states of existence, compare (pañca-)gaṇḍaka; agatikā hi te tathāgatāḥ sarvalokagati-niruddhatvāt Gaṇḍavyūha 238.6, for Buddhas are not subject to (rebirth in) the states of existence ; ṣaḍgatikāt (v.l. pañca-ga°) traidhātukāt Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 137.6 (prose); śūnyatā-gatikā…sarvadharmās Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 298.5; passing away, vanishing, perishing, vicinanti saṃskṛta- gatīkam an-āgatīkam (ī twice m.c.) Daśabhūmikasūtra.g. 11(347).2, compare Daśabhūmikasūtra 31.5—6, and s.v. an-āgatika; sarvā dharmā ajātā anirjātāḥ anāgatikā agatikā nātra kaścid dharma ut- panno…nāpi…niruddho…Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 162.2 (prose). Cf. next.

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Gatikā (गतिका) or Gati.—(1), state of existence, destiny, in Tat-puruṣa (not [bahuvrīhi]) [compound]: Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 34.16 (prose) nīcakulopa- pattir durvarṇatāndhatva-gatikāḥ pāpamitrasamavadhā- naṃ etc., (evil) states of existence such as…

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Gatīka (गतीक).—(-gatīka), m.c. for gatika, q.v.

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

Gatika (गतिक).—n.

(-kaṃ) 1. Going, motion. 2. Refuge, asylum. 3. Course. 4. Condition. E. kan added to the preceding.

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

1) Gatika (गतिक):—[from gam] n. going, motion, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] course, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] condition, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] refuge, asylum, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) Gatīka (गतीक):—[from gam] See a-g.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Gatīka (गतीक):—(von gatī = gati) in Verbindung mit dem ā priv. adj. f. ā nicht gangbar: agatīkā gatirhyeṣā pāpā rājopasevinām [Mahābhārata 12, 3078. 292.]

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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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