Pramudita, Pramuditā: 8 definitions


Pramudita means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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)

[«previous (P) next»] — Pramudita in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Pramuditā (प्रमुदिता) or Pramuditābhūmi refers to the “joyous bhūmi” and represents one of the ten Bodhisattva grounds (bodhisattabhūmi), according to the Daśabhūmikasūtra, or Daśabhūmīśvara, as mentioned in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 52.—Pramuditā-bhūmi is also known as “rab tu dgaḥ ba, houan hi or ki hi”.—

The Bodhisattva-mahāsattva who is in the first ground (pramuditā-bhūmi) should fulfill ten preparations:

  1. The strength of his high aspiration by means of the method of non-apprehending.
  2. The equality of mind towards all beings by not apprehending any being.
  3. The generosity of not apprehending either gift or giver.
  4. The good services rendered to good friends by not deriving any pride from them.
  5. The search for the Dharma by means of the non-apprehension of all the teachings.
  6. The continual departure from the world by the non-apprehension of the householder life.
  7. Taking delight in the Buddha’s body by the non-apprehension of the major and minor marks.
  8. The propagation of the Dharma by the non-apprehension of the subdivision of this Dharma.
  9. The destruction of pride and vanity by the non-apprehension of any superiority whatsoever.
  10. Truthful speech by means of non-apprehension of any speech.
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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous (P) next»] — Pramudita in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Pramuditā (प्रमुदिता, “rejoicing”) or Pramuditābhūmi refers to the first of the “ten stages of the Bodhisattva” (bhūmi) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 64). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., dhūmi). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D. Pramuditā is also included in the “thirteen stages of the Bodhisattva” (trayodaśa-bhūmi).

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pramudita (प्रमुदित).—a S Pleased, delighted, rejoiced.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pramudita (प्रमुदित).—p. p. Delighted, glad, pleased, happy; प्रमुदितकटपूतनोत्तालवेताल (pramuditakaṭapūtanottālavetāla) ...... Māl.5.23.

-tam 1 Gladness, gaiety.

2) One of the 8 Sāṅkhya perfections.

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

Pramuditā (प्रमुदिता).—(also muditā, q.v., 2), name of the first bodhisattva-bhūmi: Mahāvyutpatti 886; Dharmasaṃgraha 64; Daśabhūmikasūtra 5.7 etc.; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 226.15; Śikṣāsamuccaya 10.17; °tāyāṃ tu paṭhyate Śikṣāsamuccaya 11.3; Daśabhūmike pramudita-(read °tā-)-bhūmi-nirdeśam āra- bhya Bodhisattvabhūmi 332.20-21.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pramudita (प्रमुदित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Pleased, glad, content, happy. E. pra excess, mud to be pleased, aff. kta .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pramudita (प्रमुदित).—[adjective] glad, merry, gay; [neuter] joy, delight.

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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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