Pradeshakarin, aka: Pradeśakārin, Pradesha-karin; 1 Definition(s)
Pradeshakarin 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 Pradeśakārin can be transliterated into English as Pradesakarin or Pradeshakarin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Pradeśakārin (प्रदेशकारिन्) refers to five kinds of upāsakas using one of the ways of taking the five precepts (pañcaśīla) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXII).—Accordingly, “The pradeśakārin takes either two or three precepts”.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.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 1.2 - Five kinds of upāsaka < [Section II.1 - Morality of the lay person or avadātavasana]
II. The knowledge of the retribution of actions (karmavipāka-jñānabala) < [Part 2 - The ten powers in particular]