Lohitamukti; 1 Definition(s)

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Lohitamukti (लोहितमुक्ति, “red pearl”) refers to a type of jewel (ratna), into which the universe was transformed by the Buddha’s miraculous power (ṛddhibala) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XV). Accordingly, “Red pearls (lohitamukti) come from fish stomachs, bamboo and snakes’ heads”.

Note by Kumārajīva: This pearl is very precious; it is not Chan hou (pravāḍa, vidruma), coral.

Also, “These jewels (eg, lohitamukti) are of three types, Human jewels (manuṣya-ratna), Divine jewels (divya-ratna) and Bodhisattva jewels (bodhisattva-ratna). These various jewels remove the poverty (dāridrya) and the suffering (duḥkha) of beings”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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