Sarvasukha, Sarva-sukha: 4 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Sarvasukha (सर्वसुख) refers to “happiness” which is mentioned as attainable through the worship of Parātman, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“if the great Ātman, the presiding deity of Dharma, is worshipped with Priyaṅgu (long pepper corns), the devotee will be blessed with happiness. His virtue, wealth and love will flourish. A prastha of these corns constitutes a hundred thousand in number according to ancient authorities. Twelve Brahmins shall be fed”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Sarvasukha (सर्वसुख).—A hill of Śālmalidvīpa.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 122. 95.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)
Sarvasukha (सर्वसुख) refers to “every comfort”, according to the Devyāmata (in the section śalyoddhāra-paṭala or “excavation of extraneous substances”).—Accordingly, “[...] If a cord is cut, there is death or deadly pain. [The officiant] who has knowledge of the ritual should perform the fire rite for quelling of calamities, if he becomes aware of such [omens]. Since a levelled house brings every comfort (sarvasukha-āvaha) and prosperity [to the residents], one should divide the site properly with cords and examine extraneous substances beneath the site. [...]”.
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Sarvasukha (सर्वसुख) refers to “all happiness”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Son of good family, how does the recollection of morality (śīlānusmṛti) of Bodhisattva becomes like open space? [...] Since there is no visual form, it is praised by the wise. Since it appeases vices, there is no essential characteristic of recognition. Since it is in accordance with all happiness (sarvasukha-anugata) and is not generated by the contrary, while recollecting this morality, there is no impurity in the recollection. Son of good family, this is what is called the recollection of morality which is authorized by the Lord”.
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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