Vikhaditaka, Vikhāditaka: 3 definitions


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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Vikhaditaka in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Vikhāditaka (विखादितक) or Vikhāditakasaṃjñā refers to a “devoured corpse” and represents the sixth of the “nine horrible notions” (aśubhasaṃjñā), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 35. These nine notions of the horrible eliminate the seven types of lust (saptavidha-rāga) in people. By means of the meditation on the nine notions [viz., Vikhāditaka], the minds of lust (rāga) are eliminated, but hatred (dveṣa) and delusion (moha) are also decreased. These nine notions eventually lead to the enjoyment of the eternal bliss of Nirvāṇa.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vikhāditaka (विखादितक).—nt. (to ppp. of prec., q.v.; = Pali vikkhāyitaka), a corpse devoured (by animals); -saṃjñā, contemplation of the notion of such a corpse, one of the aśubha-bhāvanā (q.v.) or -saṃjñā: Mahāvyutpatti 1161; Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 27a.2 (printed vikhyād°); Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 59.11; 1258.7 (printed corruptly vivādika-saṃjñā); 1431.20.

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

Vikhāditaka (विखादितक):—[=vi-khāditaka] [from vi-khāda] n. a dead body which has been devoured by animals, [Buddhist literature]

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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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