Lohitamuktika, Lohitamuktikā, Lohita-muktika: 2 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Lohitamuktika in Mahayana glossary
Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Lohitamuktikā (लोहितमुक्तिका) (Tibetan: mu tig dmar po) refers to “ruby” (i.e., a type of jewel or precious stone), according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “[...] Then the Bodhisattva Ratnavyūha said to the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja: ‘Son of good family, please pour down rain of all kinds of jewels from the sky’. Immediately after his words, the great rain of immeasurable, incalculable amount of jewels, equal to Mount Sumeru in size, with various kinds of names and colors, poured down from ten directions. To wit, gold, silver, crystal, lapis lazuli, emerald, ruby (lohitamuktikā), white coral, Śrīgarbha gem, stainless jewel, red coral gem, moonstone, sunstone, illuminating gem, brightening gem, Jambū-light gem, fire-light gem, [...]”.

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

Lohitamuktikā (लोहितमुक्तिका) or Lohitamuktā or Lohitamukti.—(once °ktika, probably by error), a kind of gem, evidently = lohitikā; like the latter, °kti is listed among the seven ratna, q.v. 2; °muktikasya, text, but read °muktisya with v.l., Mahāvastu ii.492.6; °muktikā Mahāvyutpatti 5953 (Tibetan mu tig dmar po, red pearl); otherwise only °muktā: Gaṇḍavyūha 53.1; 89.26 (text °mukta°; corr. 2d ed.); 90.1, 6, 7; 148.14; 158.25; Sukhāvatīvyūha 54.11 (lohitamuktāhāra, a necklace of l°), et alibi (frequent in Sukhāvatīvyūha); in Mahāvastu ii.302.12 °ktā-puṣpa-gṛhītā (so mss., Senart em. °parigṛhītā; does this mean lohitamuktā-colored flowers?); in list of gems Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 256.12.

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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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