Prathamacittotpadika, Prathamacittotpādika, Prathama-cittotpadika: 3 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Prathamachittotpadika.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Prathamacittotpādika (प्रथमचित्तोत्पादिक) refers to “Bodhisattva producing the mind of bodhi for the first time” and represents one of the ten Bodhisattva vyavasthānas, according to the Avataṃsaka in the chapter on the bodhisattva-daśavyavasthāna, as mentioned in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 52. Prathamacittotpādika-vyavasthāna is also known as tch’ou fa sin. The Sanskrit names of these ten abodes are given by the Gaṇḍhavyūha.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Prathamacittotpādika (प्रथमचित्तोत्पादिक).—see cittotp°.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prathamacittotpādika (प्रथमचित्तोत्पादिक):—[=prathama-cittotpādika] [from prathama] mfn. one who first thinks (of doing anything), [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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