Shubhakritsna, Shubha-kritsna, Śubhakṛtsna: 6 definitions
Shubhakritsna 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.
The Sanskrit term Śubhakṛtsna can be transliterated into English as Subhakrtsna or Shubhakritsna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Śubhakṛtsna (शुभकृत्स्न) is part of the group of Gods inhabiting the third dhyāna of the Rūpadhātu (or Brahmaloka): the second of the three worlds, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The gods of the form realm (rūpadhātu), having fallen from the pure abodes (śuddhāvāsa), will again conceive sensual desire and will abide in the impure spheres.
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Śubhakṛtsna (शुभकृत्स्न) refers to “refulgent beauty” and represents one of the eighteen “gods of the form-realms” (rūpāvacaradeva) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 128). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., śubha-kṛtsna). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism
One of the Arupyadhatu Devas:
The Subhakrtsna devas rest in the bliss of the third dhyana.
See Subhakrtsna Worlds
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Śubhakṛtsna (शुभकृत्स्न).—m. pl. (= Pali subha-kiṇṇa or °kiṇha), one (usually the 3d) of the classes of rūpāvacara gods in the 3d dhyānabhūmi, with or sc. deva, q.v.: Lalitavistara 150.8; 396.16; Mahāvastu ii.314.8; 319.5 (here mss. corruptly seem to point to °kasina, compare Pali kasiṇa, for °kṛtsna); 349.1; 360.18; Mahāvyutpatti 2292 (here as an example of beings in the fourth sattvāvāsa, q.v.); 3096; Dharmasaṃgraha 128; Divyāvadāna 68.15; 138.22; 327.5, 20; 367.13; Gaṇḍavyūha 249.13; Avadāna-śataka i.5.3, etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śubhakṛtsna (शुभकृत्स्न):—[=śubha-kṛtsna] [from śubha > śubh] m. [plural] (with Buddhists) Name of a class of gods, [Dharmasaṃgraha 128; Monier-Williams’ Buddhism 212.]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Śubhakṛtsna (शुभकृत्स्न):—m. pl. Bez. einer Klasse von Göttern bei den Buddhisten [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 82.] [BURNOUF,] [?Intr. 202. 612. fg. Rgva tch’er rol pa 369. ed. Calc. 171, 4.]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 1 - Distribution of gods in the three worlds < [Chapter XXXII-XXXIV - The eight classes of supplementary dharmas]
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