Samantapushpa, aka: Samantapuṣpa; 1 Definition(s)

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Samantapushpa 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.

The Sanskrit term Samantapuṣpa can be transliterated into English as Samantapuspa or Samantapushpa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Samantapuṣpa (समन्तपुष्प) is the name of a Bodhisattva, as mentioned in the Viśeṣacinti-brahma-paripṛcchā-sūtra, according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XLIII.—Accordingly, “at that time there was in the assembly the Bodhisattva P’ou-houa (Samantapuṣpa). He said to Śāriputra: The Buddha has said that the Sthavira [Śāriputra] is the foremost of the sages among all the disciples (Śrāvaka). Today, O Sthāvira, have you not discovered (upagata) the dharmadhātu, the fundamental element of the dharma? Then why not use your great wisdom to discourse on this dharma as you will?”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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