Shucigatra, Śucigātra: 4 definitions

Introduction

Shucigatra 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 Śucigātra can be transliterated into English as Sucigatra or Shucigatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shuchigatra.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda

Śucigātra (शुचिगात्र) or Śucigātratā refers to “pure limbs” and represents the twenty-first of the “eighty secondary characteristics” (anuvyañjana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., śuci-gātra). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous (S) next»] — Shucigatra in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Śucigātra (शुचिगात्र) or Śucigātratā refers to “pure limbs” and represents the twenty-first of the “eighty secondary characteristics” (anuvyañjana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., śuci-gātra). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: academia.edu: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

Śucigātra (शुचिगात्र) refers to “pure body” and represents the twenty-first of the eighty minor marks of distinction (anuvyañjana) mentioned in the Sukhāvatī and following the order of the Mahāvyutpatti (269-348). In Tibetan, the characteristic called Śucigātra is known as ‘sku gtsang ba’. The Sukhāvatī represents a prayer for rebirth which was composed by Karma chags med, a Karma bka’ brgyud master, who lived in the seventeenth century.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (S) next»] — Shucigatra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śucigātra (शुचिगात्र).—n. of a former Buddha: Mv i.137.9.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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