What's in a Name? In the Case of the Sanghāta, Quite a Lot
full title is the Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra Dharma-Paryāya, the discourse is
fondly called by its
readers (and sometimes by itself) 'the Sanghāta.'
Just why it is called 'Sanghāta' is open for discussion. To
read more about what the name means, click
In the Words of the Sanghāta:
Bhaishajya-séna is my name.
I am the medicine of sentient beings.
The best of all the medicines,
that one I will teach to you —
the one that pacifies all the sicknesses
that have infected sentient beings.
The sickness of attachment is a great sickness.
Unbearable, it terrifies the world.
The sickness of ignorance is great
making one wander mindlessly.
- Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra
Website of the Arya Sanghata Sutra
Guide for Readers
When it is completed - probably in the distant future, to be frank,
this page will contain a glossary of technical terms appearing in the Sanghāta,
as well as explanations of the Sanskrit terms left untranslated in the English translation.
For the moment, the list of words that will be defined and/or explained
is provided, and we
welcome suggestions for other terms that should be included.
Black Line Hell
Extremely Hot Hell
Great Lotus–like Hell
Heaven of the Thirty-Three
Hell called Hair Rising,
Hell of Crushing
Hell of Kyi Hu
Hell of Lamentation
Thought of enlightenment or mind of enlightenment
world systems consisting of three thousand great thousand worlds.