Yuddhajaya, Yuddha-jaya: 1 definition


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Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Yuddhajaya (युद्धजय) is the name of a Bodhisatva, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Thus have I heard once. The Lord was staying in the place of the Tathāgata, the courtyard adorned with jewels, [...] With him there was also a great congregation of Bodhisattvas. [...] They were the Bodhisatva Yuddhajaya, [...] and so on, in company with immeasurable, innumerable, incalculable, inconceivable, unequalled, incomparable, infinite, ineffable Bodhisatvas, the great beings”.

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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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