Sudrisha, aka: Sudṛśa; 3 Definition(s)
Sudrisha 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.
The Sanskrit term Sudṛśa can be transliterated into English as Sudrsa or Sudrisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Sudṛśa (सुदृश) is part of the group of Gods inhabiting the fourth dhyāna of the Rūpadhātu (or Brahmaloka): the second of the three worlds, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The gods of the form realm (rūpadhātu), having fallen from the pure abodes (śuddhāvāsa), will again conceive sensual desire and will abide in the impure spheres.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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Sudṛśa (सुदृश, “beautiful”) refers one of the eighteen “gods of the form-realms” (rūpāvacaradeva) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 128). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., sudṛśa). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Languages of India and abroad
Sudṛśa (सुदृश).—m. pl. (= Pali sudassa), n. of the 3d of the śuddhāvāsa (place, and class of gods), see deva: LV 150.10; Mv ii.349.1; 360.22; Mvy 3104; Dharmas 128; [Page599-a+ 71] Divy 68.16; 138.23; 367.14; 568.29; Mmk 19.11; 69.6 (sg.); Av i.5.3 etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 7.1: The Buddha shows his ordinary body (prakṛtyātmabhāva) < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Appendix 1 - Distribution of gods in the three worlds < [Chapter XXXII-XXXIV - The eight classes of supplementary dharmas]
Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva fundamental vow sutra (by Johnny Yu)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)