Prathamacittotpadika, Prathamacittotpādika, Prathama-cittotpadika: 4 definitions


Prathamacittotpadika 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Prathamachittotpadika.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Prathamacittotpadika in Mahayana glossary
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.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prathamacittotpadika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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]

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Prathamacittotpadika in German

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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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