Vidyadharapitaka, Vidyadhara-pitaka, Vidyādharapiṭaka: 5 definitions


Vidyadharapitaka 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 Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Vidyadharapitaka in Shaivism glossary
Source: Yakṣiṇī-sādhana in the Kakṣapuṭa tantra

Vidyādharapiṭaka (विद्याधरपिटक).—According to Yijing—a Chinese monk who travelled to India in the seventh century—there was a corpus of magical sciences called ʻvidyādharapiṭakaʼ which included methods meant to achieve such powers as flying to the sky, riding a dragon, and attaining a long life.In addition, Yijing states that Nāgārjuna had extensive knowledge of the piṭaka.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Vidyadharapitaka in Buddhism glossary
Source: Google Books: The Origins of Om Manipadme Hum

In seventh-century India, the Chinese pilgrim I-Tsing remarks upon a large collection of texts devoted to tantric ritual, one hundred thousand stanzas long, known as the vidyādharapiṭaka, or the “basket (-piṭaka) of the vidyādharas,” in contrast to the sūtra collection of the bodhisattvapiṭaka, or “basket of bodhisattvas.”

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vidyādharapiṭaka (विद्याधरपिटक).—name of a work (collection of spells): Śikṣāsamuccaya 142.12.

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

Vidyādharapiṭaka (विद्याधरपिटक):—[=vidyā-dhara-piṭaka] [from vidyā-dhara > vidyā > vid] (?) m. Name of [work]

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Vidyadharapitaka 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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