Definition of Tathagata in English:

Tathagata

Line breaks: Ta|tha¦gata
Pronunciation: /təˈtɑːgətə
 
, təˈθɑːgətə/

noun

  • An honorific title of a Buddha, especially the Buddha Gautama, or a person who has attained perfection by following Buddhist principles.
    More example sentences
    • The Buddha proclaimed himself a Tathagata and preached his first sermon, a momentous event in the history of Buddhism.
    • Then at the same time the Tathagata dwelt together with bodhisattvas and others in the great stupa, in the mandala of the sphere of phenomena.
    • Thus the Tathagata was encouraged to start spreading the Buddha Dharma…

Origin

from Pali Tathāgata, from tathā 'in that manner' + gata 'gone'.

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