Sushanta, Suśānta: 7 definitions
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 (?).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Suśānta (सुशान्त) refers to “tranquil”, according to the Kularatnapañcakāvatāra verse 1.10cd-15.—Accordingly, “The supreme (reality) attained by the teacher's Command is Akula that bestows worldly benefits and liberation. It is pure consciousness free of the impurity of Māyā. The omnipresent and tranquil Void (suśānta—sarvagaṃ viyad suśāntaṃ)—that is said to be Akula. Akula’s supreme bliss arises within consciousness. Its state, which is two-fold, is (now) going to be explained. Listen. [...]”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
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.
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)
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
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]
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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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
I. Becoming buddha and preaching the dharma the same day < [Part 13 - Carrying out abhisaṃbodhi, preaching and conversions all in the same day]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 1.12.182 < [Chapter 12 - The Lord’s Wandering Throughout Navadvīpa]
Verse 2.16.111 < [Chapter 16 - The Lord’s Acceptance of Śuklāmbara’s Rice]
Verse 2.21.57 < [Chapter 21 - The Lord’s Chastisement of Devānanda]
Folk Tradition of Bengal (and Rabindranath Tagore) (by Joydeep Mukherjee)
Jainism in Odisha (Orissa) (by Ashis Ranjan Sahoo)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 13 - Śatarudriya Liṅgas < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)