Pradeshakarin, Pradeśakārin, Pradesha-karin: 4 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Pradeshakarin 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.

The Sanskrit term Pradeśakārin can be transliterated into English as Pradesakarin or Pradeshakarin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Pradeshakarin in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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”.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pradeshakarin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pradeśakārin (प्रदेशकारिन्):—[=pra-deśa-kārin] [from pra-deśa > pra-diś] m. Name of a kind of ascetic, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Pradeśakārin (प्रदेशकारिन्):—(pra + kā) adj. Bez. einer Art Büsser (Gegens. ekadeśakārin) [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 52.]

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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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