Balava, aka: Baḷavā, Bālava; 4 Definition(s)
Balava means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
The Sanskrit term Baḷavā can be transliterated into English as Balava or Baliava, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A maintenance village, given by Aggabodhi IV. to the padhanaghara of Dathasiva. Cv.xlvi.13.(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Baḷavā, (f.) (cp. Vedic vaḍavā) a mare, only in cpd. °mukha the mare’s mouth, i.e. an entrance to Niraya (cp. Vedic vaḍavâgni & vaḍavāmukha) Th. 1, 1104 (trsl. “abyss-discharged mouth, ＂ cp. Brethren, p. 418). (Page 484)(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
balavā (बलवा).—m ( H) Uproar, hubbub, tumult. 2 fig. Notoriety. 3 Disorder (of affairs, accounts, proceedings).(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Bālava (बालव).—The second of the eleven Karaṇas.
Derivable forms: bālavaḥ (बालवः).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma (by Ven. S. Dhammika)
Transcendental Dependent Arising (by Bhikkhu Bodhi)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Bodhisattva quality 8: having renounced greed and ambition < [Chapter X - The Qualities of the Bodhisattvas]
Appendix 4 - The story of Hastaka Āṭavika < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
Story of Kokālika’s mendacious accusations < [Section I.4 - Abstention from falsehood]
Practicing Insight on Your Own (by Acharn Thawee Baladhammo)
A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)