Satyabhuta, Satyabhūta, Satya-bhuta: 2 definitions


Satyabhuta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Satyabhuta in Hinduism glossary
Source: Google Books: Puspika: Tracing Ancient India Through Texts and Traditions

Satyabhūta (सत्यभूत) or Pāramārthika refers to “that which is real”, according to the Īśvara-Pratyabhijñā-Vimarśinī of Abhinavagupta with commentary by Bhāskarī.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Satyabhuta in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Satyabhūta (सत्यभूत) refers to “that which is true”, according to  the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 2.—Accordingly, “in order to moderate the impatience of the community, in order to protect the Buddhist doctrine and ensure its longevity, in order to regulate the disciples’ rituals, the Bhagavats of the triple world have set up prohibitions the subject of which one should not question whether it is true (satyabhūta) or conventional, what is associated or dissociated, what is a dharma with such and such a characteristic or without that characteristic.”.

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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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