Samtaptasharira, Saṃtaptaśarīra, Samtapta-sharira: 1 definition
Samtaptasharira 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 Saṃtaptaśarīra can be transliterated into English as Samtaptasarira or Samtaptasharira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture
Saṃtaptaśarīra (संतप्तशरीर) refers to “having one’s body heated”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [after the Bhagavān taught the great heart-dhāraṇī], “[...] If it is otherwise and you neglect the Tathāgata’s authorization and his dignity of speech, then all Nāga residences are ignited and burnt. [...] Running around with burnt radiance, heated by the hotness of the Sun, let them be burnt with their bodies heated (saṃtaptaśarīra). They will be seized by various diseases, misfortune and trouble. [...]”.
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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