Sushanta, Suśānta: 6 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Sushanta 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 Suśānta can be transliterated into English as Susanta or Sushanta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Suśānta (सुशान्त):—The Buddha Siu-chan-to (Suśānta) who was about to become buddha but had no-one to receive his teachings, created a fictive buddha (nirmitabuddha) who, for a whole kalpa, preached the Dharma and saved beings, whereas Suśānta himself had already entered parinirvāṇa.

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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Mahajana: A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms

須扇多 Suśānta, a Buddha of this name, 'very placid,' M.W.; entirely pure; also 須延頭 ? Suyata.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Suśānta (सुशान्त).—name of a Bodhisattva: (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 42.5.

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

Suśānta (सुशान्त).—[adjective] quite extinguished or appeased, very quiet or placid.

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

1) Suśānta (सुशान्त):—[=su-śānta] [from su > su-śaṃsa] mfn. thoroughly allayed or extinguished, [Kauśika-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] very calm or placid (as water), [Mahābhārata]

3) Suśāntā (सुशान्ता):—[=su-śāntā] [from su-śānta > su > su-śaṃsa] f. Name of the wife of Śaśi-dhvaja, [Purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Suśānta (सुशान्त):—

1) adj. ganz beruhigt, gelöscht [Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 71.] ganz ruhig vom Wasser [Mahābhārata 3, 2511.] —

2) f. ā Nomen proprium der Gattin Śaśidhvaja’s [KALKI-Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 22 im Śabdakalpadruma]

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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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