Pulasti: 7 definitions


Pulasti 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Pulasti (पुलस्ति) refers to one of the various Ṛṣis (sages) and Mahārṣis (great sages) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Pulasti).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pulasti (पुलस्ति).—Name of a sage, one of the mind-born sons of Brahmā; Manusmṛti 1.35.

Derivable forms: pulastiḥ (पुलस्तिः).

See also (synonyms): pulastya.

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

Pulasti (पुलस्ति).—m.

(-stiḥ) The name of one of the seven Rishis, and mindborn sons of Brahma. E. pul great, as to throw or cast down, Unadi aff. ti; otherwise with styai to collect, and ka aff. pulastya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Pulasti (पुलस्ति):—[from pula] mfn. (perhaps [from] pulas for puras; but according to, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 179 [Scholiast or Commentator]] [from] pula and √3. as) wearing the hair straight or smooth, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man [gana] gargādi.

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

Pulasti (पुलस्ति):—(stiḥ) 2. m. Name of one of the seven sages, son of Brahmā.

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Pulasti 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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