Vidyasadhana, Vidyāsādhana: 3 definitions
Vidyasadhana 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Vidyāsādhana (विद्यासाधन) refers to “(ritual) instructions which involve spells”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [as the Bhagavān teaches various Nāga-enchantments], “[...] Everywhere in other kinds of ritual instructions which involve spells (kalpa-vidyāsādhana) the previously mentioned one is the mantra. First it should be called to mind seven times. It can be employed everywhere. By mere recitation there is accomplishment everywhere. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) Vidyāsādhana (विद्यासाधन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[tantric] by Harihara. NW. 228.
2) Vidyāsādhana (विद्यासाधन):—read NW. 208.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vidyāsādhana (विद्यासाधन):—[=vidyā-sādhana] [from vidyā > vid] n. Name of [work]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Vidya, Sadhana.
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