Sakridagamin, aka: Sakrit-agamin, Sakṛdāgāmin, Sakṛdāgamin; 3 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit terms Sakṛdāgāmin and Sakṛdāgamin can be transliterated into English as Sakrdagamin or Sakridagamin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Sakṛdāgāmin (सकृदागामिन्) refers to one of the eighteen śaikṣa types of the twenty-seven total classes of individuals (pudgala), as mentioned in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36. In contrast to the Pṛthagjana ‘the worldly’, the Āryas who have entered onto the Path (mārga) and who make up the holy Community (saṃgha), are arranged into various groups.
The list of the twenty-seven individuals [viz., Sakṛdāgāmin] is one of the masterpieces of the Sarvāstivādin-Vaibhaṣika Abhidharma which, with the help of the canonical sources, has located them precisely along the Path to Nirvāṇa. (cf. Vibhāṣā, Saṃyuktābhidharmasāra and Abhidharmāmṛta). The Prajñāpāramitās have used the preceding sources broadly to establish their twenty categories of saints, but the end-point of the career is no longer the entry into Nirvāṇa but the arrival at the state of Buddha by the conquest of Anuttarasaṃyaksaṃbodhi.
Sakṛdāgāmin means “once-returner”, composed of ‘sakṛt’ and ‘anāgāmin’, according to chapter XLIX.— Accordingly, “the characters Si-ki (sakṛt) mean ‘a single time’; K’ie-mi (āgāmin) means ‘who comes back’. The ascetic so named, having left this world and taken rebirth among the gods, comes back from there one single time [into the world of men] and there finds the end to suffering”.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary
Languages of India and abroad
Sakṛdāgāmin (सकृदागामिन्).—f. °nī (= Pali sakad-ā°), ‘once- returning’, destined to have only one more incarnation (in this world, see Childers): Mvy 5133; 5134; f. °nyaḥ, n. pl., Divy 534.1; °mi-phalam Divy 17.23; 50.9, etc.; °mi- phalāni Av i.65.1; etc. See s.v. srota-āpanna.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 6 - The story of Mṛgaśiras < [Chapter XXX - The Characteristics of Prajñā]
2. The teaching of the Abhidharma < [Part 3 - The Prajñā and the teaching of the Dharma]
Appendix 11 - The various groups of noble individuals (āryas) < [Chapter XXXVI - The eight recollections (anusmṛti or anussati)]
Chapter XLII - On Bodhisattva Kasyapa (c) < [Section Nine]
Chapter XXXII - On Bodhisattva Highly-virtuous King (f) < [Section Six]
Chapter VIII - On the Four Dependables < [Section One]
Abhidharmakośa (by Vasubandhu)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)