Pushkarasarin, Puṣkarasārin: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Puṣkarasārin can be transliterated into English as Puskarasarin or Pushkarasarin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Pushkarasarin in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Puṣkarasārin (पुष्करसारिन्) is the name of a Brāhmin householder of olden times subdued by the Buddha mentioned in order to demonstrate the fearlessness of the Buddha according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XL.1.4. Accordingly, “Brāhmin householders (gṛhsatha), having gone through all the worldly sciences and respected by great kings such as Fou-kia-lo-p’o-li (Puṣkarasārin), etc., all became his disciples. Some obtained the first fruit of the Path; others the second, third or fourth fruits”.

Puṣkarasārin according to the Divyāvadāna, p. 620, Pokkharasāti or Pokkharasādi according to the Pāli sources, was a brāhmin of high lineage, famed for his science, his wealth and his beauty. He lived at Ukkaṭṭhā in Kosala on some property that he had been given by king Prasenajit. He presided over the brāhmin assemblies and had many disciples, Ambaṭṭha, Vaseṭṭha, Dubha Todeyya, etc. Wanting to find out the real merit of the Buddha, he sent his disciple Ambaṭṭha to him, but as the latter had presented himself in a boorish manner to the Teacher, Puṣkarasārin came himself to apologize and invited the Buddha to a meal. Impressed by the teachings of the Teacher, he declared himself his follower and obtained the fruit of srotaāpanna (Dīgha, I, p. 110). – Puṣkarasārin appears in various sūtras: Ambaṭṭha (Dīgha, I, p. 87–110), Subha (Majjhima, II, p. 200–201), Vāseṭtha (Suttanipāta, p. 115), Tevijja (Dīgha, I, p. 235); he is mentioned in Vibhāṣā, T 1545, k. 16,, p. 77b26–27.

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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»] — Pushkarasarin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Puṣkarasārin (पुष्करसारिन्).—(1) name of a brahman, ruler of the droṇamukha Utkaṭa, q.v.: Divyāvadāna 620.11 ff. As suggested in Malalasekara (Dictionary of Pali Proper Names), probably identical with Pali Pokkhara-sāti or °sādi, dwelling in Ukkaṭṭhā; but the Divyāvadāna story about him seems not paralleled in Pali. See also s.v. Pūraśāyin; (2) name of a king of Taxila, app. = Pali Pukkusāti: Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.26.12 ff.; 31.15 ff.

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

Puṣkarasārin (पुष्करसारिन्):—[=puṣkara-sārin] [from puṣkara > puṣ] m. [wrong reading] for pauṣkarasādi.

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Pushkarasarin 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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