Riddhividhijnana, Ṛddhividhijñāna, Riddhividhi-jnana: 1 definition
Riddhividhijnana 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 Ṛddhividhijñāna can be transliterated into English as Rddhividhijnana or Riddhividhijnana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Ṛddhividhijñāna (ऋद्धिविधिज्ञान) or Ṛddhiviṣayajñāna refers to the “knowledge of magical processes” and represents one of the six “superknowledges” (abhijñā), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XLIII.—Accordingly, “the Bodhisattva-Mahāsattva who wishes to become established in the six superknowledges [viz., Ṛddhividhijñāna] should practice the perfection of wisdom (prajñāpāramitā)”.
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 1 - The canonical definition of ṛddhividhi-jñāna < [Chapter XLIII - The Pursuit of the Six superknowledges]
Preliminary note on the six superknowledges (abhijñā, abhiññā) < [Chapter XLIII - The Pursuit of the Six superknowledges]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)