Tribhavatrishna, Tribhavatṛṣṇā, Tribhava-trishna: 1 definition


Tribhavatrishna 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 Tribhavatṛṣṇā can be transliterated into English as Tribhavatrsna or Tribhavatrishna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Tribhavatrishna in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Tribhavatṛṣṇā (त्रिभवतृष्णा) refers to the “desire of the triple world”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 2).—Accordingly, “[Question.—Why do Buddhist sūtras begin with the word evam, ‘thus’?]—[...] Furthermore, the Buddha’s doctrine is profound and distant; it requires a Buddha to understand it. Without being a Buddha, the believer can enter into the Buddha’s doctrine by the power of faith. Thus, Brahmādevarāja invited the Buddha to turn the wheel of the doctrine (dharmacakra). He invited him with this stanza: ‘In Jambudvīpa, at one time, there appeared; Many impure doctrines. Open the gate of immortality, Preach the pure path’. The Buddha replied with this stanza: ‘My doctrine is very difficult to grasp, It is able to cut through the fetters. Those whose minds are attached to the desire of the triple world (tribhavatṛṣṇā); Are unable to understand it’. [...]”.

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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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