Vishakhaprasada, Viśākhāprāsāda, Vishakha-prasada: 1 definition


Vishakhaprasada means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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 Viśākhāprāsāda can be transliterated into English as Visakhaprasada or Vishakhaprasada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Viśākhāprāsāda (विशाखाप्रासाद) is the name of a Buddhist temple, as mentioned in the Udānasutta, according to a note attached to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 51.—Thus the Buddha was at Śrāvastī, at the Viśākhāprāsāda, and was walking in the shade. Suddenly he uttered this exclamation (udānam udānayati sma): “That there is no ‘me’ (ātman), that there is no ‘mine’ (ātmiya), how wonderful (sādhu)!”.

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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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