Upatishya, aka: Upatiṣya; 3 Definition(s)
Upatishya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
The Sanskrit term Upatiṣya can be transliterated into English as Upatisya or Upatishya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Upatiṣya (उपतिष्य), also known as Śāriputra, is the son of Tiṣya and Śāri according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XVI). Accordingly, “Seven days after he was born, the baby boy was wrapped in white cotton to be shown to his father who thought: “I am called Tiṣya; this child will drive out my name; therefore I will call him Yeou po t’i chö (Upatiṣya), he who casts out Tiṣya’. Such was the name given to this child by his parents. But other people, considering that it was Śāri who had given him birth, with one accord agreed to call him Chö li fou (Śāriputra), the son of Śāri”.(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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Sharika and Tishya had a son named Upatishya who mastered “Aindra-vyakarana”. It appears that Aindra- Vyakarana was more popular than Panini’s Vyakarana because Aindra was ancient grammarian than Panini. Upatishya was also known as Shariputra. Maudgalyayana (also known as Kolita) was a contemporary of Shariputra. A Buddhist drama “Shariputra-prakarana” deals with the conversion of Shariputra and Maudgalyayana, chief disciples of Buddha to Buddhism.(Source): academia.edu: The Chronological History of Buddhism
Languages of India and abroad
1) Name of the lunar mansion or asterism called आश्लेषा (āśleṣā).
2) Name of another asterism called पनर्वसु (panarvasu).
Derivable forms: upatiṣyam (उपतिष्यम्).(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)
Appendix 1 - The legend of Śāriputra and his teacher Sañjaya < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]
Appendix 3 - Arhathood of Śāriputra (Upatiṣya) and Maudgalyāyana < [Chapter LI - Seeing all the Buddha Fields]
Part 4 - Origin of Śāriputra’s name < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Chapter VIII - The conversion of Śāriputra and Maudgalyāyana < [Volume III]
Chapter XXIV - The Buddha Maṅgala < [Volume I]
Chapter XXIII - The story of Rāhula < [Volume III]
Buddhacarita (by Charles Willemen)
Chapter XVII - Conversion of the Great Disciples < [Fascicle Four]
Chapter XVIII - The Conversion of Anāthapiṇḍada < [Fascicle Four]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)