Ratnakarashanti, Ratnākaraśānti: 3 definitions



Ratnakarashanti 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 Ratnākaraśānti can be transliterated into English as Ratnakarasanti or Ratnakarashanti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: EAST: South Asia and Tibet

Ratnākaraśānti (970-1030); Also called Śānti (tib. Śānti-pa). Teacher of: Atiśa (982–1055), 'Brog mi (933–1074). Life dates: ca. 970–1030 (Ratnākaraśānti is a contemporary of Jñānaśrīmitra, who quotes him (cf. Kajiyama 1966., pp. 7f., 157f.); his innovations in the field of logic are not considered by Ratnakīrti, as the latter confines himself to explaining Jñānaśrīmitra). On the relationship to Jñānaśrīmitra and Ratnakīrti cf. Mimaki 1992.

Works by Ratnākaraśānti:

  • Antarvyāptisamarthana
  • Vijñaptimātratāsiddhi

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Vajrayana

Ratnākaraśānti or Sāntipa is the name of a mahāsiddha, of which eighty-four in total are recognized in Vajrayāna (tantric buddhism). His title is “the complacent missionary”. He lived somewhere between the 8th and the 12th century AD.

These mahāsiddhas (e.g., Ratnākaraśānti) are defined according to the Abhayadatta Sri (possibly Abhayākaragupta) tradition. Its textual origin traces to the 11th century caturāsiti-siddha-pravṛtti, or “the lives of the eighty-four siddhas”, of which only Tibetan translations remains. Ratnākaraśānti (and other Mahāsiddhas) are the ancient propounders of the textual tradition of tantric or Vajrayana Buddhism.

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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

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ratnākaraśānti (रत्नाकरशान्ति).—name of an author: Sādhanamālā 236.15.

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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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