Aranemi: 6 definitions


Aranemi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Aranemi - A brahmin teacher of a past age, given in a list of six teachers, who were purohitas. A.iii.373. The others being Sunetta, Mugapakkha, Kuddalaka, Hatthipala and Jotipala. In A.iv.135f a seventh name is added, Araka ; see also Divy, 632.

They practised ahimsa and, abstaining from flesh, got rid of their lusts. As a result, they were born in the Brahmaloka. They had many disciples.

2. Aranemi - Tibetan sources mention a king, Aranemi Brahmadatta of Savatthi, who was father of Pasenadi. He was exiled from his kingdom and lived in Campa (Rockhill, pp.16, 70). But see Mahakosala.

3. Aranemi - See Anoma (5).

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Aranemi (अरनेमि) refers to one of the six teachers mentioned in the Sunetrasūtra (cf the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XIV).—Accordingly:—The Sunetrasūtra which is in Aṅguttara lists six teachers (satthā), ferrymen, completetly renounced (vītarāga), having several hundreds of disciples to whom they taught the doctrine of participating in the world of Brahmā (viz., Brahmaloka). To criticize or insult them would be a grave demerit. These six teachers are Sunetra, Mugapakkha, Aranemi, Kuddālaka, Hatthipāla Jotipāla.

Note: Buddhaghosa does not comment on this passage, but these six teachers are probably earlier births of the Buddha.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Araṇemi (अरणेमि).—(°min, °mī?), m. (= Pali id.; also °nemi, q.v.), name of a brahmanical sage: °ṇemī-Gautamau, dual dvandva, Divyāvadāna 632.12; °mī (n. sg.) Gautamo (two words, but the same person) 651.7; °miś ca Gautamo (one person) 653.12. Cf. next. Probably the dual [compound] is a mere error.

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Aranemi (अरनेमि).—q.v. (= Pali id.), name of a brah-manical ṛṣi: Mahāvyutpatti 3472.

Aranemi can also be spelled as Araṇemi (अरणेमि).

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

Aranemi (अरनेमि):—[=ara-nemi] [from ara] m. Name of Brahmadatta (king of Kośala), [Buddhist literature]

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Aranemi in German

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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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