Guhagupta; 2 Definition(s)
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Guhagupta (गुहगुप्त) is one of the Bodhisattvas accompanying the Buddha at Rājagṛha on the Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata, mentioned in a list of twenty-two in to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 13.—They were at the head of countless thousands of koṭinayuta of Bodhisattva-mahāsattvas who were all still awaiting succession and will still accede to Buddhahood. He is known as Guhagupta according to the Śatasāhasrikā (Śubhagupta according to the Pañcaviṃśati). He is also known as Sing tö.
Guhagupta (Śubhagupta) is one of the sixteen classified as a lay (gṛhastha) Bodhisattva: Śubhagupta, a merchant’s son (śreṣṭhiputra), lives in Tchan po (Campā).Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Guhagupta (गुहगुप्त).—(1) n. of a Bodhisattva: Kv 1.9; Mvy 716 (so also Mironov) = Tibetan phug sbas; (2) so doubtless read in SP 3.11 for Guhyagupta of both edd., Tibetan printed phug spas (both Burnouf's and Kern's transl. Guhagupta), here as one of ‘sixteen virtuous men’ (satpuruṣa, q.v.).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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