Subhuta: 4 definitions



Subhuta 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

He belonged to a clansmans family of Magadha, and, because of his predisposition to renunciation, left domestic life and joined sectarian ascetics. Dissatisfied with them and seeing the happiness enjoyed by Upatissa, Kolita, Sela and others, after they had joined the Order, he too became a monk under the Buddha, winning the favour of his teachers. He went into solitude with an exercise for meditation, and soon afterwards attained arahantship.

In the time of Kassapa Buddha he belonged to a very rich family of Benares, and, after hearing the Buddha preach, rubbed the Buddhas Gandhakuti eight times a month with the four kinds of perfumes. As a result of this, he was born, in all his births, with a fragrant body (Thag.vss.320-4; ThagA.i.405f).

He is probably identical with Culasugandha of the Apadana. Ap.ii.508f; but see ThagA.i.80 and Ap.ii.459.

context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Subhūta (सुभूत).—[adjective] succeeded, turned out well; [neuter] = seq.

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

1) Subhūta (सुभूत):—[=su-bhūta] [from su > su-pakva] mfn. well made or done (as food), [Āpastamba]

2) Subhūtā (सुभूता):—[=su-bhūtā] [from su-bhūta > su > su-pakva] f. that part of the frame enshrining the universal Spirit which faces the north, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

3) Subhūta (सुभूत):—[=su-bhūta] [from su > su-pakva] n. welfare, well-being, [Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Subhūta (सुभूत):—gaṇa saṃkalādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 2, 75.]

1) n. Wohlsein, Wohlstand (Gegens. durbhūta) [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 1, 31, 3. 4. 6, 40, 2. 12, 1, 55.] [Taittirīyabrāhmaṇa 1, 2, 6, 7. 3, 7, 6, 20. 11, 1, 1.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 1, 8, 3, 15.] [Śāṅkhāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 2, 8, 15.] kṛt 7. —

2) f. ā Bez. der nach Norden gerichteten Seite des Gehäuses der Weltseele [Chāndogyopaniṣad 3, 15, 2.] — Vgl. saubhūta .

context information

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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