Uddhumataka, Uddhumātaka: 3 definitions


Uddhumataka 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.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Uddhumātaka (उद्धुमातक) in Pali refers to a “bloated corpse” and represents the first of the “nine horrible notions” (asubhasaññā), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 35. These nine notions of the horrible eliminate the seven types of lust (saptavidha-rāga) in people. By means of the meditation on the nine notions [viz., Uddhumātaka], the minds of lust (rāga) are eliminated, but hatred (dveṣa) and delusion (moha) are also decreased. These nine notions eventually lead to the enjoyment of the eternal bliss of Nirvāṇa.

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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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[«previous next»] — Uddhumataka in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

uddhumātaka : (adj.) swollen; bloated.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Uddhumātaka, (adj.) (prec. + ka) swollen, bloated, puffed up M. I, 88 (of a corpse; + vinīlaka); Vism. 178, 193 (id.); J. I, 164 (udaraṃ °ṃ katvā), 420 (°nimitta appearance of being blown up); Miln. 332; DhA. I, 307. See also subha & asubha.

—saññā the idea of a bloated corpse A. II, 17; Dhs. 263; Miln. 331; cp. Dhs. trsln. 69. (Page 137)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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