Amritodana, Amṛtodana: 6 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Amṛtodana can be transliterated into English as Amrtodana or Amritodana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Amṛtodana (अमृतोदन) or Amṛtadana is one of the four sons of king Siṃhahanu, an ancient king of the solar clan (āditagotra or sūryavaṃśa) according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter VI). Accordingly, “King Amṛtadana had two sons: 1) Mo ho nan (Mahānāman), 2) A ni lou t’eou (Aniruddha)”.
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism
Amṛtodana (अमृतोदन) refers to one of the four sons of Siṃhahanu: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahāvastu chapter II.32 of the Mahāsaṃghikas (and the Lokottaravāda school). Amṛtodana is known as Amitodana according to the Dulva (the Tibetan translation of the Vinaya of the Sarvāstivādins).
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Amṛtodana (अमृतोदन).—(= Pali Amito°, brother of Suddhodana and father of Anuruddha and Mahānāma), name of a Śākyan aristocrat, brother of Śuddhodana: Mahāvastu i.352.13; 355.20; father of Anuruddha, Mahānāma, and Bhaṭṭika, Mahāvastu iii.177.2; mentioned Mahāvyutpatti 3602; Avadāna-śataka ii.111.8.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Amṛtodana (अमृतोदन):—[from a-mṛta > a-mūla] m. Name of a son of Siṃhahanu, and uncle of Śākyamuni.
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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The Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King (A Life of Buddha) (by Samuel Beal)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 8 - Origin of the name Ānanda < [Chapter VI - The Great Bhikṣu Saṃgha]
Appendix 2 - The deity of the Bodhi tree (bodhivṛkṣadevatā) < [Chapter VI - The Great Bhikṣu Saṃgha]
Story of Devadatta, the victim of profit and honors < [Chapter XXIV - The Virtue of Patience]
Buddhacarita (by Charles Willemen)
Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po) (by George N. Roerich)
Chapter 2 - The genealogy of Mahāsammata < [Book 1 - The beginning of the story of the Doctrine]
A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms (by Fa-Hien)
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
Chapter 4 - Country of Kiu-shi-na-kie-lo (Kushinagara) < [Book VI - Four Countries]