Samantarashmi, Samantaraśmi: 4 definitions


Samantarashmi 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 Samantaraśmi can be transliterated into English as Samantarasmi or Samantarashmi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Samantaraśmi (समन्तरश्मि) is the name of a Bodhisattva in the Ratnāvatī universe according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XV).—Accordingly, “Then in the east, beyond universes as numerous as the sands of the Ganges and at the limit of these universes, there is a universe called To pao (Ratnāvatī) where there is a Buddha called Pao tse (Ratnākara) who is now teaching the Prajñāpāramitā to the Bodhisattva-mahāsattvas... At that time, in that universe there was a Bodhisattva called P’ou ming (Samantaraśmi) ”.

Why is this Bodhisattva called Samantaraśmi? Because his rays (raśmi) illumine all the universes ceaselessly.

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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»] — Samantarashmi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Samantaraśmi (समन्तरश्मि).—name of a Bodhisattva: Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 1.11; Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 29.9.

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

Samantaraśmi (समन्तरश्मि):—[=sam-anta-raśmi] [from sam-anta] m. Name of a Bodhi-sattva, [Buddhist literature]

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Samantarashmi in German

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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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