Sadaprarudita, aka: Sadāprarudita; 1 Definition(s)

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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1) Sadāprarudita (सदाप्ररुदित) is the name of a Bodhisattva, as mentioned in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—This Bodhisattva [Sadāprarudita] found a manuscript of the Prajñāpāramitā at Gandhāra in the city of Gandhavatī in the middle of a tower where the Bodhisattva Dharmodgata had hidden it. It had been written on gold-leaf with molten beryl; sealed with seven seals, it was enclosed in a precious casket resting on a bed set with the seven jewels. To pay homage to Bodhisattva Dharmodgata, Sadāprarudita ‘Eternally Weeping’ sacrificed his body several times and, not finding any water to wash the place where he was to meet the Bodhisattva, “he took a sharp blade, pierced his body everywhere and sprinkled the place with his own blood”.

The adventures of Sadāprarudita are told at length in various recensions of the Prajñāpāramitā [Aṣṭasāhasrikā chapters 30 and 31, Pañcaviṃśati and Śatasāhasrikā].

2) According to the chapter XLVI, “the Bodhisattva Sa-t’o-po-louen (Sadāprarudita) sold his body, his blood and his flesh to honor the Teacher”. Such Bodhisattvas who would meet a Buddha and would wish to honor him were very upset if they did not have any offerings.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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