Subhashitagavasin, aka: Subhaṣitagavasin; 1 Definition(s)

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Subhashitagavasin 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 Subhaṣitagavasin can be transliterated into English as Subhasitagavasin or Subhashitagavasin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Subhaṣitagavasin (सुभषितगवसिन्) or Dharmagaveṣin is the name of a king of Benares according to the Avadānaśataka mentioned in a note on the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIX).—“The son of Brahmadatta, king of Benares, Dharmagaveṣin or Subhaṣitagavasin, threw himself into blazing coals to hear from the mouth of Śakra, disguised as Guhyaka, the stanza (...)”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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