Uddhumataka, Uddhumātaka: 3 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)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.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: 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)
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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Starts with: Uddhumataka Sutta.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II. The ten Asubhasaññā in the pāli Abhidhamma < [Preliminary note on the nine horrible notions (navāśubhasaṃjñā)]
I. Aśubhā in the canonical texts < [Preliminary note on the nine horrible notions (navāśubhasaṃjñā)]
Dhammapada (Illustrated) (by Ven. Weagoda Sarada Maha Thero)
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)