Simhavikrantagamin, Siṃhavikrāntagāmi, Siṃhavikrāntagāmin, Simhavikrantagami, Simha-vikranta-gami: 5 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Simhavikrantagamin in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Siṃhavikrāntagāmin (सिंहविक्रान्तगामिन्) refers to one of the two sons of Puṇyālaṃkāra, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as the Lord said to the Bodhisattva Ratnaśrī: “[...] Son of good family, the king Puṇyālaṃkāra had two wives, called Śrītejā and Śrīprabhā. When the king Puṇyālaṃkāra entered into the garden called ‘Sukhavyūha’ and stayed with his wives, from their the treasuries of the two wives, two sons were miraculously born. They had perfected previous practices, fulfilled vows, entered the thought of incomparable complete awakening.They were named Siṃha and Siṃhavikrāntagāmin. [...]”.

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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 next»] — Simhavikrantagamin in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Siṃhavikrāntagāmi (सिंहविक्रान्तगामि) or Siṃhavikrāntagāmitā refers to “a gait like that of a lion” and represents the eleventh 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 (e.g., siṃha-vikrānta-gāmi). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

Siṃhavikrāntagāmī (सिंहविक्रान्तगामी) refers to “gait of a lion” and represents the eleventh 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 Siṃhavikrāntagāmī is known as ‘seng ge’i stabs su gshegs pa’. 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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Simhavikrantagamin in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Siṃhavikrāntagāmin (सिंहविक्रान्तगामिन्).—name of a Tathāgata: Gaṇḍavyūha 361.4.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Siṃhavikrāntagāmin (सिंहविक्रान्तगामिन्):—[=siṃha-vikrānta-gāmin] [from siṃha-vikrānta > siṃha] mfn. having a l°’s gait, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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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 (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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