Sarvajambudvipa, Sarvajambudvīpa, Sarva-jambudvipa: 1 definition


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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Sarvajambudvīpa (सर्वजम्बुद्वीप) refers to the “entire Jambudvīpa”, 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 [as the Nāga kings said to the Bhagavān], “O Bhagavān, let us be ill-smelling, let us not become perfectly awakened, let there not be a downfall from a Nāga-womb for us, O Bhagavān, if we do not send down rain showers for the protection of all beings in the entire Jambudvīpa (sarvajambudvīpa) after the spell-master has performed [rituals] according to the offering manual a night and a day. [...]”.

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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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