Purusharshabha, Puruṣarṣabha: 6 definitions


Purusharshabha 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.

The Sanskrit term Puruṣarṣabha can be transliterated into English as Purusarsabha or Purusharshabha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Purusharshabha in Mahayana glossary
Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Puruṣarṣabha (पुरुषर्षभ) refers to the “best of men”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then the Lord spoke the following verses to the Bodhisattva Puṇyālaṃkāra: ‘[...] (238) If his merit has a material form, all the fields in ten direction would be filled up with it, and there would be no vessel [to contain that merit] except for the knowledge of the best of men (puruṣarṣabha). Just as, even if one expresses the knowledge of the Buddha for ten thousand aeons, there will be no end, just so it is impossible to measure the merit of upholding the true dharma of the Tathāgata. [...]’”

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Purusharshabha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puruṣarṣabha (पुरुषर्षभ).—m.

(-bhaḥ) An excellent man. E. puruṣa, and ṛṣabha best.

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

Puruṣarṣabha (पुरुषर्षभ).—[masculine] man-bull, i.e. excellent man.

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

Puruṣarṣabha (पुरुषर्षभ):—[=puruṣa-rṣabha] [from puruṣa] (r for ) m. = -puṃgava, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Puruṣarṣabha (पुरुषर्षभ):—[puruṣa-rṣabha] (bhaḥ) 1. m. An excellent man.

[Sanskrit to German]

Purusharshabha 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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