Prabhutaratna, aka: Prabhūtaratna; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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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”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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