Mahakashyapa, aka: Mahākāśyapa, Mahakasyapa; 2 Definition(s)
Mahakashyapa 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 Mahākāśyapa can be transliterated into English as Mahakasyapa or Mahakashyapa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Mahākāśyapa (महाकाश्यप):—When Mahākāśyapa saw the Buddha, he obtained the first [fruit] of the Path, then eight days later he became arhat.(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)(Source): Buddhist Door: Glossary
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