Anathapindada, Anāthapiṇḍada, Anatha-pindada: 4 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Anāthapiṇḍada (अनाथपिण्डद) is the name of a Vaiśya whose story is mentioned in the Dakṣiṇīyasūtra, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—Accordingly, “in the Dakṣiṇīyasūtra, the Buddha said to the Vaiśya Ki-kou-tou (Anāthapiṇḍada): ‘In the world there are two fields of merit (puṇyakṣetra), the śaikṣas and the aśaikṣas’. According to this same sūtra, ‘the śaikṣas are eighteen in number and the aśaikṣas are nine in number’”.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Anāthapiṇḍada (अनाथपिण्डद).—'giver of food to the poor', Name of a merchant in whose garden Buddha Gautama used to instruct his pupils.
Derivable forms: anāthapiṇḍadaḥ (अनाथपिण्डदः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Anāthapiṇḍada (अनाथपिण्डद).—(once °piṇḍika, q.v., as in Pali), name of a rich layman (gṛhapati), owner of the grove (ārāma) in Jetavana at Śrāvastī where Buddha often stayed: Lalitavistara 1.5; Mahāvastu i.4.13 (5 of 6 mss. read here °piṇḍasya); iii.224.11 (here Senart °piṇḍasya with 1 ms., v.l. °piṇḍādasya); Mahāvyutpatti 4111; Divyāvadāna 1.2; 35.11; 77.27; 80.12; 168.5; 172.27; 429.8; 466.23, etc.; Avadāna-śataka i.13.5 etc., common; title af Avadāna-śataka chapter 39 (i.223.1), see also Avadāna-śataka i.313.6 ff.; Kāraṇḍavvūha 1.5; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 21.13 etc.; 71.19; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iii.135.22 (his life, as Sudatta, more fully than in Pali).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anāthapiṇḍada (अनाथपिण्डद):—[=a-nātha-piṇḍa-da] [from a-nātha] m. ‘giver of cakes or food to the poor’, Name of a merchant (in whose garden Śākyamuni used to instruct his disciples).
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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Buddhacarita (by Charles Willemen)
Chapter XVIII - The Conversion of Anāthapiṇḍada < [Fascicle Four]
Chapter XX - Acceptance of the Jetavana Pure Abode < [Fascicle Four]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
III.4. Community consisting of four pairs and eight classes of individuals < [III. Recollection of the community (saṃgānusmṛti)]
Appendix 2 - Definition of the srotaāpattiphala (the fruit of entry into the stream) < [Chapter XLIX - The Four Conditions]
Appendix 4 - The story of Sudatta’s bodhi < [Chapter LII - Elimination of the Triple Poison]
The Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King (A Life of Buddha) (by Samuel Beal)
Lives of Buddha (5): Cung-pen-k’i-king < [Introduction]
Varga 20. Receiving the Jetavana Vihāra < [Kiouen IV]
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
Chapter 1 - Country of Shi-lo-fu-shi-ti (Shravasti) < [Book VI - Four Countries]