Ajnatakaundinya, Ājñātakauṇḍinya, Ajnata-kaundinya: 4 definitions



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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Ajnatakaundinya in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Ājñātakauṇḍinya (आज्ञातकौण्डिन्य) is the name of disciple of the Buddha who obtained the pure Dharmas (anāsravadharma), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—Accordingly, “endowed with the six perfections (pāramitā) and possessing omniscience (sarvajñāna), wisdom (prajñā) and skillful means (upāya), he [the Buddha] preaches the ‘ladder’ of the twelve classes of texts (dvādaśāṅga-buddhavacana) and the eighty-four thousand articles of the Dharma. A-jo-kiao-tch’en-jou (Ājñātakauṇḍinya), Chö-li-fo (Śāriputra), Mou-k’ien-lien (Maudgalyāyana), Mo-ho-kia-chö (Mahākāśyapa) and even Śrāmaṇeras of seven years, Sou-mo (Sumana), all obtained the pure Dharmas (anāsravadharma), the faculties (indriya), the powers (bala), the factors of enlightenment (saṃbodhyaṅga) and the true nature (bhūtalakṣaṇa)”.

Note: Ājñātakauṇḍinya was one of the first five disciples of Śākyamuni who witnessed the austerities of the Buddha and benefited from the Sermon at Benares: Vinaya, I, p. 12; Catuṣpariṣad, p. 152.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ajnatakaundinya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ājñātakauṇḍinya (आज्ञातकौण्डिन्य).—(= Pali Aññāta-koṇḍañña, also Aññā-k°; see Kauṇḍinya), name of the first of the bhadra- vargīya monks; corruptly Ājñāna° Lalitavistara 408.5, or Jñāna° Lalitavistara 1.6, v.l. both times (Ā)jñāta°; Mahāvastu iii.328.20; 333.19; 337.4; 338.20; 345.3; 347.14; 348.8; 349.6, 7; Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 1.9; 33.5; 212.3; Mahāvyutpatti 1030; Divyāvadāna 182.21; 268.5; Avadāna-śataka ii.134.12; Sukhāvatīvyūha 2.2; °nyasya jātakam, colophon, Mahāvastu iii.349.3, and again (a different story) 353.13.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ājñātakauṇḍinya (आज्ञातकौण्डिन्य):—[=ā-jñāta-kauṇḍinya] [from ā-jñāta > ā-jñā] m. Name of one of the first five pupils of Śākyamuni.

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

Ājñātakauṇḍinya (आज्ञातकौण्डिन्य):—m. Nomen proprium eines Schülers des Śākyamuni.

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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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