Riddhibala, Ṛddhibala, Riddhi-bala: 2 definitions


Riddhibala 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 Ṛddhibala can be transliterated into English as Rddhibala or Riddhibala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Ṛddhibala (ऋद्धिबल):—Sanskrit word meaning “magical powers”.

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Ṛddhibala (ऋद्धिबल) refers to “magical power”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “[...] Then the monk Siṃha and Siṃhavikrāntagāmin vigorously applied themselves to the dharma that is the wings of awakening, austerity, and practice in solitude, thereby they soon produced the five supernormal knowledges. Having attained supernatural knowledges, the two explained the dharma by their own magical power (ṛddhibala) and the power of vows in all world-spheres, brought immeasurable and incalculable living beings to maturity, and established them in the incomparable complete awakening”.

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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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