Manushyagati, Manuṣyagati, Manushya-gati: 1 definition
Manushyagati 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 Manuṣyagati can be transliterated into English as Manusyagati or Manushyagati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Manuṣyagati (मनुष्यगति) or simply Manuṣya refers to the “human realm” according to the “world of transmigration” section in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVII).—In the human destiny (manuṣyagati), the Bodhisattva sees beings who, by practicing the ten meritorious actions, have obtained a human body. The human life involves many sufferings and but little joy; when their life is over, people often fall into the unfortunate destinies (durgati).
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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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Tattva 1: Jīva (soul) < [Appendix 1.4: The nine tattvas]
Tattva 3: Puṇya (merit) < [Appendix 1.4: The nine tattvas]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
The beings of the threefold world (traidhātuka) < [The world of transmigration]
Act 5.6: Those reborn turn to the Buddha to pay homage to him < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
2. Actions producing the thirty-two marks (dvātriṃśallakṣaṇa) < [Part 4 - The Bodhisattva in the Abhidharma system]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)