Kotishata, Koṭīśata, Koti-shata: 1 definition
Kotishata 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.
The Sanskrit term Koṭīśata can be transliterated into English as Kotisata or Kotishata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Koṭīśata (कोटीशत) refers to “hundred koṭis” (of kalpas), according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] The Bodhisattva Gaganagañja then sustained the jewel-canopy of ten thousand yojanas high over the Lord’s lion throne in the sky, joined the palms of his hands, saluted, and praised the Lord with these suitable verses: ‘[...] (11) You have practiced in order to seek awakening (bodhi) by the power and effort of vigour (vīryabala) during inconceivable (acintiya) hundred koṭis of kalpas (kalpa-koṭīśata). But you still attained awakening characterized by practice without effort, and that is how you have obtained the aim (artha) of practice. [...]”.
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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