Tathagatabhashita, Tathāgatabhāṣita, Tathagata-bhashita: 1 definition
Tathagatabhashita means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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 Tathāgatabhāṣita can be transliterated into English as Tathagatabhasita or Tathagatabhashita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Tathāgatabhāṣita (तथागतभाषित) refers to “that which the Lord had said”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as the Bodhisattva Puṇyālaṃkāra addressed himself to the Lord: “O Lord, what the Lord had said (tathāgatabhāṣita) in this Sūtra is deep and profound in illumination; free from mental activity; difficult to see its explicit meaning; difficult to understand; endowed with the higher truth, namely emptiness; adorned with the adornment of morality; producing recollection, concentration, penetration and happiness in thought; [...]”.
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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