Hetthima, Heṭṭhima: 3 definitions
Hetthima 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Heṭṭhimā (“nadir”) represents one of the “two directions above and below” (paṭidisā in Pali), itself part of the “ten directions” (diś in Sanskrit or disā in Pali) according to an appendix included in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV). Heṭṭhimā or adho is a Pali word and is known in Sanskrit as Adhas or Adhastāt or Heṣṭhimā (?), in Tibetan as ḥog and in Chinese as hia.
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
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
heṭṭhima : (adj.) lower.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Heṭṭhima, (adj.) (compar.-superl. formation fr. heṭṭhā) lower, lowest Vin.IV, 168; Dhs.1016; Tikp 41; PvA.281; Sdhp.238, 240, 256. °tala the lowest level J.I, 202. (Page 733)
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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