Bodhisattva, Bodhisatta, Bodhi-sattva: 25 definitions

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Bodhisattva (बोधिसत्त्व):—[(bo + sa)] adj. dessen Wesen Erkenntniss ist; m. der im Besitz des Wesens der Bodhi Seiende, bei den Buddhisten ein Mensch in dem letzten Stadium auf dem Wege zur Erlangung der vollkommenen Erkenntniss, der Buddha-Würde, [Burnouf 110. 476. fg.] [WASSILJEW 124. fg. 306.] dayālurbodhisattvāṃśaḥ ko nyo jīmūtavāhanāt . śaknuyādarthisātkartumapi kalpadrumaṃ kṛtī .. [Kathāsaritsāgara 22, 35.] tasya nāgārjuno nāma bodhisattvāṃśasaṃbhavaḥ . dayālurdānaśīlaśca mantrī vijñānavānabhat [41, 10.] bodhisattvo si bhūpāla ko pi sattvorjitavrataḥ . kāruṇyaṃ prāṇiṣu dṛḍhaṃ yasyedṛkte mahātmanaḥ .. [Rājataraṅgiṇī 1, 134. 138.] [Śiśupālavadha 15, 92.] Belege aus der buddhistischen Literatur beizubringen ist nicht von Nöthen, da das Wort daselbst unzählige Male, und zwar gewöhnlich mit dem Beiworte mahāsattva, vorkommt. [Burnouf 465.] Nach [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 232] und [Vaijayantī] beim Schol. zu [Śiśupālavadha 15, 92] ist bodhisattva = buddha . — Vgl. deva .

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Bodhisattva (बोधिसत्त्व):—, sattvāṃśa [Kathāsaritsāgara 65, 2. 45.] sattvatā [72, 235.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Bodhisattva (बोधिसत्त्व):—n. bei den Buddhisten ein Mann in dem letzten Stadium auf dem Wege zur Erlangung der vollkommenen Erkenntniss , — der Buddha-Würde. Nom.abstr. f.

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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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