Lokabhilashita, Lokābhilāṣita: 5 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Lokābhilāṣita can be transliterated into English as Lokabhilasita or Lokabhilashita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Lokabhilashita in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda

Lokābhilāṣita (लोकाभिलाषित) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.

Lokābhilāṣita is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Lokābhilāṣita (लोकाभिलाषित).—name of a former Buddha: Mahāvastu i.136.16 (v.l. °laṣita); Lalitavistara 5.14 (confirmed Tibetan; no v.l.). In both followed by Jitaśatru, q.v.; compare next.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Lokābhilaṣita (लोकाभिलषित):—[from loka > lok] mfn. w°-desired, universally coveted, generally liked

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Buddha, [Lalita-vistara] ([wrong reading] lāṣita).

3) Lokābhilāṣita (लोकाभिलाषित):—[from loka > lok] ([wrong reading] for [preceding]) m. Name of a Buddha, [Buddhist literature]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Lokābhilaṣita (लोकाभिलषित):—

1) adj. allgemein begehrt, geliebt.

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Buddha [Rgva tch’er rol pa ed. Calc. 5, 21] (lāṣita gedr.). lāṣin [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 3.]

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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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