Trisahasramahasahasra, Trisāhasramahāsāhasra, Trisahasra-mahasahasra: 4 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Trisāhasramahāsāhasra (त्रिसाहस्रमहासाहस्र) is short for Trisāhasramahāsāhasralokadhātu and refers to the trichiliomegachiliocosm type of lokadhatu (world-system).
According to chapter 50, “the trisāhasramahāsāhasra including a billion universes of four continents. The trisāhasramahāsāhasras are distributed in the ten directions of space: east, south, west, north, north-east, north-west, south east, south west, nadir and zenith, and they are, in each of these ten directions, as numerous as the sands of one or several Ganges. The majority also constitute Buddha-fields (buddhakṣetra) where a Tathāgata ‘resides, lives, exists and teaches the Dharma for the welfare and benefit of many beings’’. These Tathāgatas, whose number is incalculable if not infinite, are the Buddhas of the present: they were preceded by and will be followed in time by innumerable Buddhas of the past and the future”.
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: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Trisāhasramahāsāhasra (त्रिसाहस्रमहासाहस्र).—(tri-sāhasra-mahāsāhasra), adj. m. or (°rā) f., or in composition, with lokadhātu (which in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] is both m. and f., in Pali app. only f.; compare Pali sahassī, see [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] tri-sā- hasrī, also ti-, mahā-, which according to Childers are synonyms in Pali; no numeral mahāsahasra seems recorded in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] and it is not clear what precise meaning, if any, attaches to mahāsāhasra; in Mahāvyutpatti 7999 ff. and (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 343.16 ff. mahā- [compound] with other numbers means ten times the number), (world system) consisting of a ‘triple thousand great thousand’ (worlds): °ra-lokadhātu, [compound], Lalitavistara 319.3; 377.4; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 8.6, 9; 86.4; masc. forms, °ro, °raṃ (acc.), etc., Mahāvyutpatti 226; 3044; Lalitavistara 276.19; 393.18; 405.2; 410.12, 22; Mahāvastu i.40.6; ii.300.16 (mss.); 301.2, 8 (mss.); 349.3 (mss.; prec. by fem. adj.); Divyāvadāna 68.23; 139.3; 158.6; 266.14; 367.21; Avadāna-śataka i.5.10; 11.8 etc.; Samādhirājasūtra 8.9; 19.6; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 2.11; fem. forms, Mahāvastu i.214.12 = ii.17.11 °rāyāṃ °dhātūyāṃ (loc.); ii.281.16; 301.12; 314.10; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 87.6 °rāyāṃ °dhātau; Śikṣāsamuccaya 138.10 id.; see also trisahasra, and items here adjoining.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Trisāhasramahāsāhasra (त्रिसाहस्रमहासाहस्र):—[=tri-sāhasra-mahā-sāhasra] [from tri-sāhasra > tri] m. (with or without loka-dhātu) Name of a world, [Lalita-vistara xix, xxi]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Trisāhasramahāsāhasra (त्रिसाहस्रमहासाहस्र):—mit oder ohne lokadhātu m. eine best. Welt [Lalitavistarapurāṇa 345,10.375,17.19.] sāhasrādhipati m. der Beherrscher dieser Welt [342,19.]
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: Trisahasramahasahasralokadhatu.
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The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2671-2673 < [Chapter 24b - Arguments against the reliability of the Veda (the Revealed Word)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Buddhas of the present: Preliminary note (2) < [Part 7 - Seeing, hearing and understanding all the Buddhas of the present]
Bodhisattva quality 5: the five superknowledges (pañcābhijña) < [Chapter X - The Qualities of the Bodhisattvas]
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