Samikshitavadana, Samīkṣitavadana: 2 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Samīkṣitavadana can be transliterated into English as Samiksitavadana or Samikshitavadana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
Samīkṣitavadana (समीक्षितवदन) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment.
Samīkṣitavadana is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Samīkṣitavadana (समीक्षितवदन).—(?) (em.), name of a former Buddha: Mahāvastu i.139.10. The mss. read Samīkṣitaḥ as one name, followed by Vadanasatyaṇḍatāraḥ; Senart em. °ta-vadanaḥ, and then Satyāvatāraḥ, which seems rather remote from the mss., but no good substitute occurs to me.
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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