Tiryaggati, aka: Tiryanc-gati; 2 Definition(s)
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Tiryaggati (तिर्यग्गति) or simply Tiryañc refers to the “animal realm” according to the “world of transmigration” section in the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVII).—The Bodhisattva sees the animals (tiryak) undergoing all the torments: they are made to gallop by blows of the whip or stick; they are made to make long journeys carrying burdens; their harness is damaged; they are branded with hot iron. People who, in their former lives, have trussed them up, whipped them or been guilty of crimes of this kind, assume the animal form of an elephant (haja), a horse (aśva), a cow (go), a sheep (eḍaka) or a deer (mṛga).Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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
Tiryaggati (तिर्यग्गति).—transmigration of animals.
Derivable forms: tiryaggatiḥ (तिर्यग्गतिः).
Tiryaggati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tiryañc and gati (गति). See also (synonyms): tiryañcagati.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
Search found 2 books and stories containing Tiryaggati, Tiryanc-gati, Tiryañc-gati; (plurals include: Tiryaggatis, gatis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Tattva 1: Jīva (soul) < [Appendix 1.4: The nine tattvas]
Tattva 4: Pāpa (sin) < [Appendix 1.4: The nine tattvas]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II. Beings to be established in the six perfections < [Part 3 - Establishing beings in the six perfections]
Act 10.10: Śākyamuni gazes upon the immense assembly gathered before him < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]