Vikridita, Vikrīḍita: 5 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Vikridita in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

1) Vikrīḍita (विक्रीडित) refers to “playing” (with supernormal knowledge), according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly as The Lord said: “O Śāriputra, in the buddha-field of the Tathāgata Ekaratnavyūha, there is a Bodhisattva, the great being Gaganagañja who is resplendent by the splendor of merit (puṇya-tejas), [...] plays with (vikrīḍita) all supernormal knowledge by with magical power as adorned with the great supernormal knowledge (mahābhijña), is well accomplished through the precious hand of giving as adorned with merits (puṇya), [...]”.

2) Vikrīḍita (विक्रीडित) refers to the “miraculous play (of the Bodhisattva)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā.—Accordingly: “[...] Then, son of good family, the Tathāgata Vimalaprabhānantaraśmirāja, having known the king Puṇyālaṃkāra’ thought, said this to Siṃhavikrāntagāmin: ‘By teaching the power of insight, supernatural knowledges , merits, and knowledges, son of good family, make all the assembly happy, make all abodes of Māra darken, illuminate the way of awakening, satisfy all living beings, defeat all opponents, light the lamp of the dharma, purify all vices, and demonstrate the miraculous play of the Bodhisattva (bodhisattva-vikrīḍita)’”.

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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»] — Vikridita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vikrīḍita (विक्रीडित).—nt. (orig. ppp. of Sanskrit vi-krīḍ-; as n. rare in Sanskrit; Pali vikkīḷita), (1) lit. sport: yenaite sattvāḥ krīḍiṣyanti ramiṣyanti paricārayiṣyanti vikrīḍitāni (ca, only 2 mss.) kariṣyanti Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 78.8; (kiṃnaradārikā…) strī- vikrīḍitāny upadarśayati Avadāna-śataka ii.28.5; (2) oftener, fig., something like easy mastery: °tam Mahāvyutpatti 6404 = Tibetan rnam par rol pa (and so often in [compound] n. pr. (proper name) in Mahāvyutpatti), which Jäschke (Tibetan-English Dictionary) renders to practise sorcery, to cause to appear by magic; lit., however, it would seem to be like the Sanskrit, variously (rnam par = vi) sporting (rol pa, or °ba, also used for Sanskrit lalita); often of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, bodhisattva- vikrīḍiteṣu vā tathāgata-vi° vā Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 101.2, something like miracles, exhibitions of supernatural power; tasya sattva- pradhānasya (i.e. Buddha) śṛṇu vikrīḍitaṃ śubhaṃ Mahāvastu i.178.8 (verse); tathāgata-vi° Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 308.5; 426.7; tad buddha- vikrīḍitaṃ Divyāvadāna 401.15, refers to a mahā-prātihāryam, great miracle, just mentioned; so 19 (verse) °taṃ daśabalasya; buddha-vi° Lalitavistara 160.16 (here referring to the dharma- cakrapravartana); vikrīḍitāṃ (acc. pl.) ca sugatasya 356.10 (verse); tasmin kṣaṇe 'prameyāni buddha-°tāny abhūvan, yāni na sukaraṃ kalpenāpi nirdeṣṭuṃ 14 (prose); mama (sc. Bodhisattvasya) siṃhavikrīḍitaṃ (in vanquishing Māra) Lalitavistara 300.4; mahopāyakauśalya-vi° (of the Bodhi- sattva) Lalitavistara 179.16; trivimokṣa-mukha-(Lefm. sukha-, misprint?)-vikrīḍito Lalitavistara 181.20, [bahuvrīhi], (the Bodhisattva) having perfect mastery of entrance to the three-fold salvation; similarly, (bodhisattvair…aneka-)-samādhivaśitā-balā- bhijñā-vikrīḍitair Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 1.10, ‘perfect masters of…’ (Suzuki).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vikrīḍita (विक्रीडित).—[neuter] play, sport.

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

1) Vikrīḍita (विक्रीडित):—[=vi-krīḍita] [from vi-krīḍ] mfn. played, played with, made a plaything of [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] n. play, sport, [Saddharma-puṇḍarīka]

3) [v.s. ...] a child’s play (id est. ‘easy work’), [Lalita-vistara]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vikrīḍita (विक्रीडित):—[vi-krīḍita] (taṃ) 1. n. Diversified play.

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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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