Prabhutaratna, Prabhūtaratna: 3 definitions


Prabhutaratna means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Prabhūtaratna (प्रभूतरत्न).—According to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 13 (Appearance of the Buddha Prabhūtaratna), “when Śākyamuni was in the process of preaching the holy Dharma, a precious stūpa appeared in the sky above the assembly. A voice came from it which praised Śākyamuni who opened the stūpa and there found the preserved body of Prabhūtaratna”.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Prabhūtaratna (प्रभूतरत्न).—name of a former Buddha in a distant world (Ratnaviśuddhā): Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 240.13 ff.; 299.15; 300.4; 328.16; 387.7 ff.; 421.13; 430.12 ff.; 487.2.

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

Prabhūtaratna (प्रभूतरत्न):—[=pra-bhūta-ratna] [from pra-bhūta > pra-bhū] m. Name of a Buddha, [Saddharma-puṇḍarīka]

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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. 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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