Gauravata, Gauravatā: 2 definitions

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Gauravata 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

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Gauravatā (गौरवता) [=Gaurava?] refers to “respect” (as opposed to Agauravatā—‘not respecting’), according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Thus he becomes one who subjugates the works of Māra (mārakarman). What then is the subjugation of the works of Māra? That by means of which none of Māra can find a weak point in the Bodhisattva. [...] (19) being angry about immoral beings (duḥśīla) is the work of Māra; (20) not respecting (agauravatā) one who maintains the morality is the work of Māra; (21) conformity to the training of disciples is the work of Māra; (22) conformity to the way of isolated Buddhas is the work of Māra; [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gauravata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Gauravatā (गौरवता).—(gaurava-tā) = Sanskrit gaurava, the condition of re- garding (something) as important: tāye dharma-gaurava- tāye Mahāvastu ii.256.8. Cf. § 22.43. But possibly the true analysis is dharma-gaurava, [bahuvrīhi], being in a state of regarding righteousness as important, plus -tā.

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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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