Shuddhavasika, aka: Śuddhavāsika, Suddhavasika, Suddhāvāsika; 2 Definition(s)
Shuddhavasika means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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 Śuddhavāsika can be transliterated into English as Suddhavasika or Shuddhavasika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Śuddhavāsika (शुद्धवासिक).—According to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV), the Śuddhavāsika gods are the chiefs of rūpadhātu (form realm). When the Buddha preaches, the sound of the Dharma (dharmasvara) reaches as far as the Brahmā gods. When the Buddha attained Buddhahood, these gods sent the news to the Śuddhāvasikas.
The Śuddhāvāsikas comprise, Avṛha, Atapa, Sudṛśa, Sudarśaṇa and Akaniṣṭha.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.
Languages of India and abroad
suddhāvāsika : (adj.) living in the Pure Abode.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 7.2: Description of the Śuddhavāsika and Brahmaloka gods < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Part 6 - Avadāna of the sumptuous alms of Velāma < [Chapter XIX - The Characteristics of Generosity]