Saptatrimshat, Saptatriṃśat, Saptan-trimshat: 4 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Saptatriṃśat can be transliterated into English as Saptatrimsat or Saptatrimshat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Saptatriṃśat (सप्तत्रिंशत्) refers to “thirty-seven” (i.e., ‘the thirty-seven dharmas which are the wings of awakening’), according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “Then the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja addressed himself to the Lord: ‘O Lord, what is the supramundane path of the Bodhisattvas, the great beings?’ At these words, the Lord replied to the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja: ‘Son of good family, what is called the supramundane path is the six perfections, thirty-seven dharmas which are the wings of awakening (saptatriṃśat-bodhipakṣadharma), peaceful meditation, expanded vision, four means of attraction, four meditaions, four immeasurables, four formless states of meditation, and five supernormal knowledges. Son of good family, this is the supramundane path of the Bodhisattvas’”.
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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Saptatriṃśat (सप्तत्रिंशत्).—f. thirty-seven.
Saptatriṃśat is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saptan and triṃśat (त्रिंशत्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Saptatriṃśat (सप्तत्रिंशत्):—[=sapta-triṃśat] [from sapta > saptan] f. 37 (with a noun in apposition), [Mahābhārata; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Pañcarātra]
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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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Starts with: Saptatrimshati.
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