Vigatashoka, aka: Vigatāsoka, Vigataśoka, Vigatasoka; 2 Definition(s)

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Vigatashoka 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.

The Sanskrit term Vigataśoka can be transliterated into English as Vigatasoka or Vigatashoka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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See Vitasoka.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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1) Vigataśoka (विगतशोक) is the name of the Bodhisattva of the Sarvaśokāpagata universe according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XV). Accordingly, “In the south (dakṣiṇa), beyond universes as numerous as the sands of the Ganges and at the extreme limit of these universes, there is the universe called Li yi ts’ie yeou (Sarvaśokāpagata); its Buddha is named Wou yeou tö (Aśokaśrī) and its Bodhisattva Li yeou (Vigataśoka)”.

2) Vigataśoka (विगतशोक) is another name for Vītaśoka, the younger brother of king Aśoka, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32.—Accordingly, “when Vītaśoka, the younger brother of King Aśoka, was king of Jambudvīpa for seven days, he was permitted to indulge in the five objects of enjoyment (pañcakāmaguṇa) on a grand scale. At the end of the seven days, king Aśoka asked him: ‘As king of Jambudvīpa, did you experience happiness (sukha) and joy (muditā)?’ Vītaśoka answered: ‘I saw nothing, heard nothing, noticed nothing...’”

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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