Vajrasamghata, Vajrasaṃghāta, Vajra-samghata: 4 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Lokottaravāda
Vajrasaṃghāta (वज्रसंघात) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment. His name can also be spelled as Vajrasaṅghāta (वज्रसङ्घात).
Vajrasaṃghāta is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vajrasaṃghāta (वज्रसंघात).—Name of a kind of hard cement; Bṛ. S.57.8. -a. having the hardness of adamant; ततः स वज्रसंघातः कुमारो न्यपतद्गिरौ (tataḥ sa vajrasaṃghātaḥ kumāro nyapatadgirau) Mb.1.123.27.
Derivable forms: vajrasaṃghātaḥ (वज्रसंघातः).
Vajrasaṃghāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vajra and saṃghāta (संघात).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Vajrasaṃghāta (वज्रसंघात).—name of a former Buddha: Mahāvastu i.137.10 (compare Vajrasaṃhata).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vajrasaṃghāta (वज्रसंघात):—[=vajra-saṃghāta] [from vajra > vaj] mfn. having the hardness or compactness of adamant (said of Bhīma), [Mahābhārata i, 4775]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a kind of hard cement, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]
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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Ends with: Savajrasamghata.
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