Saddharmapundarika, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka: 5 definitions


Saddharmapundarika 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (mahayana)

Saddharmapuṇḍarīka (सद्धर्मपुण्डरीक) refers to one of the Navadharma (“collection of nine texts”) employed for ritualistic practices in Kathmandu Valley, in the era of Mahindra Vira Vikram Shah (r. 1955–1972).—Cf. Tuladhar–Douglas 2006, 144–147 and von Rospatt 2015, 819–821. The latter remarks that “these canonical works are not so much studied for their content as liturgically recited or put to other ritual uses”.

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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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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

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Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Saddharmapuṇḍarīka (सद्धर्मपुण्डरीक) is the name of a deity [i.e., oṃ saddharmapuṇḍarīkāya svāhā], according to the Guru Mandala Worship (maṇḍalārcana) ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—

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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

[«previous next»] — Saddharmapundarika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Saddharmapuṇḍarīka (सद्धर्मपुण्डरीक).—(1) name of a work (our Saddharmapuṇḍarīka), expounded by Candrasūryapradīpa: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 21.1, 6, 16, etc.; 181.5 etc.; Mahāvyutpatti 1335; Śikṣāsamuccaya 47.13; 92.8 (°ka-sūtra); 352.7; (2) name of a samādhi: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 424.2.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saddharmapuṇḍarīka (सद्धर्मपुण्डरीक).—[neuter] the lotus of the good law, T. of a work.

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

Saddharmapuṇḍarīka (सद्धर्मपुण्डरीक):—[=sad-dharma-puṇḍarīka] [from sad-dharma > sad > sat] n. Name of [work] ([Monier-Williams’ Buddhism 69])

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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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