Vayuvarsha, Vāyuvarṣa, Vayu-varsha: 1 definition


Vayuvarsha means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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 Vāyuvarṣa can be transliterated into English as Vayuvarsa or Vayuvarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Vāyuvarṣa (वायुवर्ष) refers to the “wind and the rain” according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter VI. Accordingly, “There are monks who observe the stars (nakṣatra), the sun and the moon (sūryacandramas), the wind and the rain (vāyuvarṣa), the clouds and the clear sky (meghavidyut), the thunder and lightning. Those who follow these impure ways of livelihood ‘eat with their face up in the air’”.

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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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