Udakacandra, aka: Udaka-candra; 2 Definition(s)
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Alternative spellings of this word include Udakachandra.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Udakacandra (उदकचन्द्र) refers to the “moon reflected in water” and represents one of the ten comparisons (upamāna) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 11. These upamānas represent a quality of the Bodhisattvas accompanying the Buddha at Rājagṛha on the Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata. They accepted that dharmas are like the ‘moon reflected in water’ (udakacandra). Actually, the moon (candra) is situated in space (ākāśa) but its reflection (bimba) appears in the water (udaka). In the same way, ‘the moon’ of the true Dharma (bhūtadharma) is in ‘the space’ of suchness (dharmatā) and the peak of existence (bhūtakoṭi), but its ‘reflection’—the wrong notions of ‘me’ and ‘mine’—appear in the ‘water’ of the minds of fools (bālacitta), gods or men. This is why dharmas are like the moon reflected in water (udakacandra).(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
Udakacandra (उदकचन्द्र).—a kind of magic.
Derivable forms: udakacandraḥ (उदकचन्द्रः).
Udakacandra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms udaka and candra (चन्द्र).(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.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
III.b Causality according to the Perfection of Wisdom < [Part 1 - Understanding the Conditions (pratyaya)]
Introduction: the ten comparisons (upamāna) < [Bodhisattva quality 19: the ten upamānas]
Third comparison or upamāna: The moon reflected in water (udakacandra) < [Bodhisattva quality 19: the ten upamānas]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)