Purushapudgala, Puruṣapudgala, Purusha-pudgala: 1 definition

Introduction

Introduction:

Purushapudgala means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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 Puruṣapudgala can be transliterated into English as Purusapudgala or Purushapudgala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Puruṣapudgala (पुरुषपुद्गल) or Aṣṭapuruṣa refers to “eight groups of individuals”, as mentioned in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.

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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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