Sammatideva, aka: Sammati-deva, Saṃmatideva; 1 Definition(s)
Sammatideva 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Saṃmatideva (संमतिदेव) refers to the “gods by metaphor” and represents one of the three types of gods (deva) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV). The saṃmatideva are kings (rājan) and princes (kumāra).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.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
VI.2. Recollection of gods of native purity < [VI. Recollection of the Deities (devatānusmṛti)]
Act 1.2: The Buddha smiles a first time with his whole body < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Bodhisattva quality 5: the five superknowledges (pañcābhijña) < [Chapter X - The Qualities of the Bodhisattvas]