Nishthapada, Niṣṭhapada: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Niṣṭhapada can be transliterated into English as Nisthapada or Nishthapada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Niṣṭhapada (निष्ठपद).—[ in Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 214.3, error or misprint for niṣṭhāpada, q.v.; Chin. and Tibetan as for niṣṭhā°.]

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Niṣṭhāpada (निष्ठापद).—Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 123.7, and (doubtless by error written) niṣṭhāpāda 160.16, or niṣṭhapada 214.3, funda- mental term (Suzuki inexhaustible vow), compare aniṣṭhāpada, which seems used as a synonym. They are ten, and furnish the basis for the ten mahāpraṇidhānas: see Daśabhūmikasūtra 17.1 ff. where they are listed; compare Suzuki, Studies, 231 note 1 and Glossary, which gives the list s.v. daśa-ni°. Daśabhūmikasūtra 17.1 tāni ca mahāpraṇidhānāni daśabhir niṣṭhāpadair abhinir- harati, he effects the 10 vows by ten fundamental terms; the list here is sattva-(dhātu-niṣṭhā), loka-, ākāśa-, dharma-, nirvāṇa-, buddhotpāda-, tathāgatajñāna-, cittālambana-, buddhaviṣayajñānapraveśa-, and lokavartanīdharmavar- tanījñānavartanī-(dhātuniṣṭhā). Suzuki's list is identical except for omission of praveśa in 9.

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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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