Trisahasramahasahasralokadhatu, aka: Trisāhasramahāsāhasralokadhātu, Trisahasra-mahasahasra-lokadhatu; 1 Definition(s)

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Trisāhasramahāsāhasralokadhātu (त्रिसाहस्रमहासाहस्रलोकधातु, “trichiliomegachiliocosm”) or simply Trisāhasramahāsāhasra.—The Buddha defined it in the Saṃyuktāgama: “A thousand suns (sūrya), a thousand moons (candra), a thousand Jambudvīpas, a thousand [Avara]godanīyas, a thousand Uttarakurus, a thousand Pūravidehas, a thousand Sumerus, a thousand Cāturmahārājikas. a thousand Trāyastriṃśas, a thousand Yāmas, a thousand Tuṣitas, a thousand Nirmāṇaratis, a thousand Paranirmitavaśavartins, a thousand Brahmalokas, a thousand Mahābrahmās: all that is called sāhasracūḍikalokadhātu (chiliomicrocosm) or cūḍika for short. A group of a thousand universes of the sāhasracuḍika type is called dvisāhasramadhyamalokadhātu (dichiliomesocosm). A group of a thousand universes of the dvisāhasramadhyama type is called trisāhasramahāsāhasralokadhātu (trichiliomegachiliocosm).”

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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