Guhagupta: 5 definitions



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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Guhagupta in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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).

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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»] — Guhagupta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Guhagupta (गुहगुप्त).—(1) name of a Bodhisattva: Kāraṇḍavvūha 1.9; Mahāvyutpatti 716 (so also Mironov) = Tibetan phug sbas; (2) so doubtless read in Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 3.11 for Guhyagupta of both edd., Tibetan printed phug spas (both Burnouf's and Kern's translation(s) Guhagupta), here as one of ‘sixteen virtuous men’ (satpuruṣa, q.v.).

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

Guhagupta (गुहगुप्त):—[=guha-gupta] [from guha > guh] m. ‘protected by Guha’, Name of a Bodhi-sattva, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha i, 4.]

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

Guhagupta (गुहगुप्त):—(guha + gupta) m. Nomen proprium eines Bodhisattva [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 22.] [Lot. de Lassen’s Anthologie b. l. 2.]

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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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