Sahasracudika, Sahasra-cudika, Sāhasracūḍika: 3 definitions



Sahasracudika 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sahasrachudika.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Sāhasracūḍika (साहस्रचूडिक) is short for Sāhasracūḍikalokadhātu and refers to the chiliomicrocosm type of lokadhātu (world-system). According to chapter 50, “the sāhasracūḍika consisting of a thousand universes of four continents”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sāhasracūḍika (साहस्रचूडिक).—m. (compare Pali sahassī cūḷanikā loka-dhātu), name of a lokadhātu: Mahāvyutpatti 3042. Cf. repeatedly in Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā sāhasre cūḍike (or, cūḍikāyāṃ) lokadhātau, loc., the [compound] apparently divided into two words, sāhasre, always m., but cūḍikāyāṃ, f., in Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 65.3; 66.2, and so v.l., one ms. out of six, 105.13, 16; 108.3, 5; but cūḍike text with 5 mss. in these four places, and elsewhere, e.g. 117.18, without v.l.; no reading with cūḍikāyāṃ has been noted except in the passages cited; (sahasrika)ś cyūḍiko (read cū°) lokadhātuḥ MPS 31.46. The form cūḍ° evidently means small, minor, and is related to Pali cūḷa, culla. Contrasted with dvisāhasra… and trisāhasramahā- sāhasra…, qq.v. In Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 26.8 and elsewhere replaced by sāhasre lokadhātau, see sāhasra.

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

Sāhasracūḍika (साहस्रचूडिक):—[=sāhasra-cūḍika] [from sāhasra] m. (with loka-dhātu) Name of a [particular] world, [Buddhist literature]

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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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