Samantadarshin, Samantadarśin: 4 definitions


Samantadarshin 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.

The Sanskrit term Samantadarśin can be transliterated into English as Samantadarsin or Samantadarshin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Samantadarśin (समन्तदर्शिन्) is the name of a Buddha from the Vimala universe, who is identified with Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī, according to the Mañjuśrībuddhakṣetraguṇavyūha (also see Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XLVII). Accordingly, it is only after an incalculable number of incalculable periods that he will attain supreme complete enlightenment. In the Vimala universe of the southern direction, he will be the Buddha Samantadarśin, so called “because he will make himself visible everywhere in the innumerable hundreds of thousands of hundred thousands of nayutas of buddhakṣetras”—The legend of Mañjuśrī may be taken as typical and its framework useful for all the great Bodhisattvas with slight modifications of time and place

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

Samantadarśin (समन्तदर्शिन्).—(1) name of a former Buddha: Lalitavistara 171.15; (2) name of a Tathāgata in the nadir: Lalitavistara 294.19.

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

Samantadarśin (समन्तदर्शिन्):—[=sam-anta-darśin] [from sam-anta] m. Name of a Buddha, [Lalita-vistara]

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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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