Uttaptavirya, Uttaptavīrya, Uttapta-virya: 2 definitions


Uttaptavirya 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Uttaptavirya in Mahayana glossary
Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Uttaptavīrya (उत्तप्तवीर्य) refers to “burning effort”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] At that time, four gods, Saṃcayavigata, Sukhasaṃcaya, Gandhavat, and Prāsādavat, who guarded the Bodhisattvas, said to the Wicked Māra: ‘In the past, at the place of awakening, the Lord met you, your forces, troops, army and servants directly. At that time, the Lord touched the ground with the jewels in his hand, which are the accumulation of friendliness, compassion, generosity, discipline, restrain, gentleness, morality, learning, concentration, insight, firmness, burning effort (uttaptavīrya), merit, and knowledge, and then the endless, limitless worlds were shaken. In that way it was manifested that you and your forces were defeated, but will you still do the works of māra under the Lord and the Bodhisattvas? You should pay homage to the Tathāgata and the assembly of the Bodhisattvas!’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Uttaptavirya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Uttaptavīrya (उत्तप्तवीर्य).—name of a previous incarnation of Buddha: Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 22.20.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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