Svakhyata, Svākhyāta: 4 definitions
Svakhyata 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Svākhyāta (स्वाख्यात) refers to “(that which is) well spoken”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “When that prediction of the wicked Māra was set forth, all the assembly of Indras, Brahmās and Lokapālas were astonished, and they uttered a joyous utterance: ‘Even though they have done that many works of the Māra, they still can produce the thought of incomparable complete awakening by means of meaningfulness of seeing the Tathāgata. The discipline of the dharma, which is well spoken (svākhyāta) by the Lord, is marvelous! O Lord, who is the son or daughter of good family who could measure the Buddha-fields from one person to another because it cannot be measured by any disciple or isolated Buddha?’”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Svākhyāta (स्वाख्यात):—[from sva] a mfn. self-announced (-tā f.), [Hemacandra’s Yoga-śāstra]
2) [=sv-ākhyāta] b mfn. well proclaimed (often applied to dharma), [Divyāvadāna]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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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Starts with: Svakhyatata.
Ends with: Dharmasvakhyata.
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