Sahasracudikalokadhatu, Sāhasracūḍikalokadhātu, Sahasracudika-lokadhatu: 1 definition
Sahasracudikalokadhatu 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Sahasrachudikalokadhatu.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Sāhasracūḍikalokadhātu (साहस्रचूडिकलोकधातु, “chiliomicrocosm”) or simply Sāhasracūḍika.—The Buddha defined it in the Saṃyuktāgama: “A thousand suns (sūrya), a thousand moons (candra), a thousand Jambudvīpas, a thousand [Avara]godanīyas, a thousand Uttarakurus, a thousand Pūravidehas, a thousand Sumerus, a thousand Cāturmahārājikas. a thousand Trāyastriṃśas, a thousand Yāmas, a thousand Tuṣitas, a thousand Nirmāṇaratis, a thousand Paranirmitavaśavartins, a thousand Brahmalokas, a thousand Mahābrahmās: all that is called sāhasracūḍikalokadhātu (chiliomicrocosm) or cūḍika for short. A group of a thousand universes of the sāhasracuḍika type is called dvisāhasramadhyamalokadhātu (dichiliomesocosm). A group of a thousand universes of the dvisāhasramadhyama type is called trisāhasramahāsāhasralokadhātu (trichiliomegachiliocosm).”
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)
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