Subhuti, aka: Subhūti, Su-bhuti; 3 Definition(s)
Subhuti 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.
Katha (narrative stories)
Subhūti (सुभूति) is the son of Vasubhūti: the chief of a gang of robbers (caura-camūpati) from Sughoṣa, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 73. Accordingly, as Padmiṣṭhā said to Śrīdarśana: “... and he [Vasubhūti] made me [Padmiṣṭhā] a prisoner and carried me off to his house, and he has made arrangements to give me in marriage to his son Subhūti. But his son has gone off somewhere to plunder a caravan, and, owing to my good fortune, the result of good deeds in a former birth, he has not yet returned; now it remains for Destiny to dispose of me”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Subhūti, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Subhūti (सुभूति) is the name of a disciple of the Buddha according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XVI). Accordingly, “Among the Buddha’s disciples, Śāriputra is the first of the sages, and Subhūti is the first of those who have attained the concentration of tranquility”.
Also, “Furthermore, Subhūti excels in practicing the concentration of emptiness (śūnyatā-samādhi). Having spent the summer retreat (varṣa) among the Tao li (Trāyastriṇśa) gods, the Buddha came down into Jambudvīpa”.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
1) well-being, welfare.
2) the Tittira bird; Gīrvāṇa.
Derivable forms: subhūtiḥ (सुभूतिः).
Subhūti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms su and bhūti (भूति).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Search found 29 books and stories containing Subhuti, Subhūti or Su-bhuti. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Biography (13): Subhuti Mahāthera < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
Part 4 - Contemplation of the Buddha (Buddhānussati Bhāvanā) < [Chapter 42 - The Dhamma Ratanā]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 3 - Conversion of Śāriputra and Maudgalyāyana < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]
Appendix 3 - Descent of Buddha from the Trāyastriṃśa heaven < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]
Emptiness 15: Emptiness consisting of non-perception (anupalambhaśūnyatā) < [Chapter XLVIII - The Eighteen Emptinesses]
The View From the Center (by Ajahn Amaro)
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
Part 1b - The middle path of accumulation < [C. The stages of the paths of meditation on this]
Part 3 - The benefits of abandoning evil spiritual friends and companions < [D. Beings to be avoided, along with those associated with them]
A. The description of the four Brahma-viharas < [Chapter VII - The Four immeasurables]
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Chapter 3 - Subhūtivagga (section on Subhūti) < [Part 4 - Biography of Theras (Thera-apadāna)]
Commentary on the Biography of the thera Subhūti < [Chapter 3 - Subhūtivagga (section on Subhūti)]
Commentary on Biography of the thera Khomadāyaka < [Chapter 3 - Subhūtivagga (section on Subhūti)]