Ityuktaka: 2 definitions


Ityuktaka 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»] — Ityuktaka in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Ityuktaka (इत्युक्तक) refers to one of the twelve members of Buddhist texts (dvādaśāṅga), according to a note attached to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 51.—The sūtras called Jou-che-yu (Ityuktaka) ‘thus has it been said’ are of two kinds: 1) The first kind are those sūtras having as their concluding phrase (kie-kiu): “What I first promised to say has been said”. 2) The second kind is that of the sūtras called Yi-mou (variant tchou)-to-kia, i.e., itivṛttaka ‘thus did it happen’, a type of sūtra also existing outside of (or extracted from) the Tripiṭaka and the Mahāyānasūtras. Some people call them Mou-to-kia, i.e., vṛttaka ‘event’; this name, vṛttaka, is that of texts extracted from the Tripiṭaka and the Mahāyānsūtras. And what is it then? It is what the Buddha said.

The ityuktaka ‘thus has it been said’ and the itivṛttaka ‘thus has it happened’ correspond to the Pāli itivittaka.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Ityuktaka (इत्युक्तक).—(nt.; compare prec.; = itivṛttaka, q.v.; a more historical Sanskritization of Pali itivuttaka), sayings (sc. of the Buddha), name of a canonical work or type of literature: Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 1460.5 gāthoddānanidānatyuktaka- (read °nidānet- yuktaka-)-jātaka-.

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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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