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Bhagavat

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bhagavat
世尊 (Skt, Pali; Jpn seson )

    One of the ten honorable titles of a Buddha.

Bhagavat means possessing fortune, venerable, or holy.

It is also applied to the names of deities.

In Buddhism, it is used as an epithet for a Buddha and is often translated as "blessed one."

In the Chinese versions of Buddhist scriptures, bhagavat is rendered as World-Honored One, indicating one who is revered as the most venerable in the world.

There are many different meanings: one who possesses auspicious signs, one who destroys illusions evil, one who is provided with such auspicious virtues of freedom as the law, fame, good signs, desire and diligence, one who has completely understood the Four Noble Truths, one who receives and keeps various excellent practices, one who has abandoned the wandering of transmigration.

see also; Bhagavan

Source

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