Sukeshin, Sukeśin, Su-keshin: 4 definitions
Sukeshin 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 Sukeśin can be transliterated into English as Sukesin or Sukeshin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects
Sukeśin (सुकेशिन्) or Sukeśin Bhāradvāja (‘descendant of Bharadvāja’) is the name of a teacher in the Praśna Upaniṣad.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: 84000: Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa
Sukeśin (सुकेशिन्) (or Keśin, Vallabha) is the name of an ancient King.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: archive.org: Bulletin of the French School of the Far East (volume 5)
Sukeśin (सुकेशिन्) is the name of a Gandharva appointed as one of the Divine protector deities of Vārāṇasī (Benares), according to chapter 17 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—In the Candragarbhasūtra, the Bhagavat invites all classes of Gods and Deities to protect the Law [dharma?] and the faithful in their respective kingdoms of Jambudvīpa [e.g., the Gandharva Sukeśin in Vārāṇasī], resembling the time of the past Buddhas.
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
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sukeśin (सुकेशिन्):—[=su-keśin] [from su] mfn. = -keśa, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
2) [v.s. ...] m. = -keśi, [Catalogue(s)]
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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