Shakradevendra, aka: Śakradevendra; 1 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Śakradevendra can be transliterated into English as Sakradevendra or Shakradevendra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Śakradevendra (शक्रदेवेन्द्र).—According to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter V, “the Buddha knows in advance that Che t’o houan yin (Śakradevendra) and 80,000 devas should attain the Path at Magadha in the Rock Cave (śailaguhā). That is why he often stayed at Rājagṛha”.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Story of the gift of the flesh of king Śibi < [Part 4 - The Bodhisattva in the Abhidharma system]
The Caturdevarājasūtra < [Section II.1 - Morality of the lay person or avadātavasana]
I. The two kinds of Buddha < [Part 3 - Bringing innumerable beings to abhisaṃbodhi]
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
Chapter 8 - Country of Sa-t’a-ni-shi-fa-lo (Sthanesvara) < [Book IV - Fifteen Countries]