Vatsiputriya, Vātsīputrīya: 5 definitions



Vatsiputriya 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»] — Vatsiputriya in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Vātsīputrīya (वात्सीपुत्रीय).—The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra adds that “later, the Vātsiputrīya monks recited the Śāriputrābhidharma” and Paramārtha, probably on the basis of this assertion, will explain that their founder, the Arhat Vatsyaputra, had had Rāhula as his Upādhyāya, who himself had had as Upādhyāya Śāriputra who had expounded the Abhidharma in nine parts of the Buddha, called the Abhidharma of the “characteristics of the doctrine” or Dharmalakṣaṇābhidharma

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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Vatsiputriya in Buddhism glossary
Source: SgForums: Buddhism

Vatsiputriyah (most influential) - Vatsiputriyas in Sanskrit, Vajjiputtakas in Pali. Hinayanist sect often linked with Sammatiyah, which broke from the orothodox Sarvastivada. The founder was Vatsa. They may be classified as Pudgalavadins, accepting the pudgala transmigrated, and rejecting the theory of the Five Skandhas (the Five Aggregates comprising personality). They were considered schismatics through their insistence on the reality of the self. That individual self is neither the same nor different from the Five Skandhas. The doctrine challenged the Dharma exposition by the Sarvastivadah. The school was later dividied into four:

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vātsīputrīya (वात्सीपुत्रीय).—(compare under prec.), name of a Buddhist school: Mahāvyutpatti 9088. See refs. in [Boehtlingk and Roth].

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vatsīputrīya (वत्सीपुत्रीय):—[=vatsī-putrīya] [from vatsa] [wrong reading] for vātsī-p.

2) Vātsīputrīya (वात्सीपुत्रीय):—[=vātsī-putrīya] [from vātsī > vātsa] m. [plural] the sect or school of Vātsī-putra, [Buddhist literature]

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Vatsiputriya in German

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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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