Sarthavaha, aka: Sārthavāha, Sartha-vaha; 1 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[Sarthavaha in Mahayana glossaries]

Sārthavāha (सार्थवाह) is one of the Bodhisattvas accompanying the Buddha at Rājagṛha on the Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata, mentioned in a list of twenty-two in to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 13.—They were at the head of countless thousands of koṭinayuta of Bodhisattva-mahāsattvas who were all still awaiting succession and will still accede to Buddhahood. He is also known as Tao che.

Sārthavāha is one of the sixteen classified as a lay (gṛhastha) Bodhisattva: Sārthavāha, of the vaiśya caste, lives in Chö p’o t’i (Śravāstī).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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