Bhadanta: 15 definitions
Bhadanta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Bhadanta (भदन्त, “blessed sir”) refers to a specific “mode of address” (nāman) used in drama (nāṭya), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19. Bhadanta is used to address Buddhist and Jain monks.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
(Venerable, venerable person).
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).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Bhadanta (भदन्त) is a synonym for the Buddha according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter IV). P’o t’an t’o (Bhadanta) in the language of Ts’in means “venerable one”.
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.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Bhadanta.—(IA 11; LL), a title of monks (Buddhist, Jain and Ājīvika); cf. Bhadatasa aya-Isipālitasa, ‘of the Reverend Lord Ṛṣipālita’; also cf. Bhadantī. Note: bhadanta is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
bhadanta : (adj.) venerable; reverend. (m.) a venerable person.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Bhadanta, (Bhaddanta) (a secondary adj. formation from address bhaddaṃ (=bhadraṃ) te “hail to thee,” cp. “bhaddaṃ vo” under bhadda 1) venerable, reverend. mostly in Voc. as address “Sir, holy father” etc., to men of the Order. Voc. sg. bhadante S. I, 216 (v. l. bhaddante); Voc. pl. bhadantā DhA. III, 414.—A contracted form of bhadante is bhante (q. v.). Note. In case of bhadanta being the corresp. of Sk. *bhavanta (for bhavān) we would suppose the change v›d and account for dd on grounds of pop. analogy after bhadda. See bhante. The pl. Nom. from bhadantā is formed after bhadante, which was felt as a Voc. of an a —stem with —e for —a as in Prk. Māgadhī. (Page 497)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A term of respect applied to a Buddhist; भदन्त तिथिरेव न शुध्यति (bhadanta tithireva na śudhyati) Mu.4.
2) A Buddhist mendicant (v. l. for bhadatta).
Derivable forms: bhadantaḥ (भदन्तः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Bhadanta (भदन्त).—(= Pali id., see below; used also in Sanskrit as address to Buddhist monks; AMg. bhayanta, app. in general application), venerable, reverend person; in Pali voc. °ta or °te, other forms as from stem °ta, see Childers; sometimes written in Pali bhaddanta, °te, etc.; according to [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary] derived from phrase bhadraṃ te (Sanskrit), a theory app. accepted by Lévi, since he translates (p. 108) Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 26.12 bhadanta (to Buddha) by la paix sur toi; in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] often, but by no means always, refers to Buddha; °te, voc., Mahāvastu ii.194.11 (not to Buddha); so mss. in i.306.2, 4 (verses), addressed to a plurality, Senart em. °ta, which seems favored by meter (which however is difficult, text being corrupt); °ta, voc., addressed to Buddha, Mahāvastu iii.197.17; 198.1; according to Kern's Saddharmapuṇḍarīka Preface p. viii, often in Kashgar recension for bhagavan of Nepalese; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 26.12; Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 3a.3 etc.; Avadāna-śataka i.2.15 etc.; to others, Divyāvadāna 15.17 ff. (an elder); Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 3b.4 (Ānanda); Bodhisattvabhūmi 153.14 (a bodhisattva); other than voc. forms, °taḥ, nom., Mahāvyutpatti 9220; Avadāna-śataka i.244.8; °taṃ, acc., Divyāvadāna 506.4; Jātakamālā 19.21; °tena Jātakamālā 106.18; °tasya Avadāna-śataka i.263.4.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ntaḥ-ntī-ntaṃ) 1. Reverend, venerable, worshipped or adored. 2. Brilliant, splendid. m.
(-ntaḥ) 1. A Saugata, a Baudd'ha, a heterodox or sceptical philosopher. 2. A devotee, an ascetic. bhadi to be happy or pleased, to shine, Unadi aff. jhac, and the nasal rejected.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhadanta (भदन्त).—m. A Bauddha mendicant.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Bhadanta (भदन्त) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—astronomer. Quoted by Varāhamihira Oxf. 329^a. According to Utpala this signifies Satyācārya.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Bhadanta (भदन्त):—a dāka, dra See under √bhand below.
2) [from bhand] b m. ([Uṇādi-sūtra iii, 130 [Scholiast or Commentator]]) a term of respect applied to a Buddhist, a Buddhist mendicant, [Varāha-mihira; Harṣacarita; Kathāsaritsāgara]
3) [v.s. ...] [varia lectio] for bha-datta q.v.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhadanta (भदन्त):—(ntaḥ) 1. m. A Bauddha; a devotee. a. Reverend; splendid.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Bhadanta (भदन्त):—[Uṇādisūtra 3, 130.] m. ehrenvolle Bez. eines Buddhisten [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 335.] [Hārāvalī 115.] [UJJVAL.] [Vyutpatti oder Mahāvyutpatti 202.] [AŚOKĀVAD. 2.] [Burnouf 567.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 49,177. 179.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka.7,11] in [Oxforder Handschriften 329,a,4.]
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Bhadanta (भदन्त):—[Z. 3] streiche [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka u.s.w.] und vgl. oben bhadatta .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Bhadanta (भदन्त):—m. —
1) ehrenvolle Bez. von Mönchen [Harṣacarita 217,13.] —
2) v.l. für bhadatta.
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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Search found 14 books and stories containing Bhadanta; (plurals include: Bhadantas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 13 - Other epithets of the Buddha < [Chapter IV - Explanation of the Word Bhagavat]
Appendix 10 - The vows and actions of bhikṣu Nanda in previous lives < [Chapter VIII - The Bodhisattvas]
The Viśeṣacinti-brahma-paripṛcchā-sūtra < [Part 3 - Outshining the knowledge of all the Śrāvakas and Pratyekabuddhas]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2041 < [Chapter 23 - External World]
Verse 1970-1971 < [Chapter 23 - External World]
Verse 349 < [Chapter 7 - Doctrine of the Self (ātman, ‘soul’)]
Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po) (by George N. Roerich)
Chapter 5 - Cakrasaṃvara < [Book 7 - The preaching of the Tantras]
Chapter 6 - Lineage of the pratimokṣa vow < [Book 1 - The beginning of the story of the Doctrine]
Chapter 11 - Langdarma’s Devestation of the Teachings < [Book 1 - The beginning of the story of the Doctrine]
Yogadrstisamuccaya of Haribhadra Suri (Study) (by Riddhi J. Shah)
Chapter 3.5 - Introduction and Brief Account of the Eight Yogadṛṣṭis < [Chapter 3 - Introduction to the Yogadṛṣṭisamuccaya]
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
Chapter 8 - Country of Fa-li-pi (Valabhi) < [Book XI - Twenty-three Countries]
Chapter 8 - Country of Kie-lo-na-su-fa-la-na (Karnasuvarna) < [Book X - Seventeen Countries]
Chapter 4 - Country of Kiu-shi-na-kie-lo (Kushinagara) < [Book VI - Four Countries]