Bimbasara, Bimbasāra: 5 definitions
Bimbasara 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Bimbasāra (बिम्बसार) is the name of a king who had gone to see the Buddha at Gayaśīrṣa according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter LI. Accordingly, “King P’in p’o so lo (Bimbasāra) had gone to K’ie ye sseu chö (Gayaśīrṣa) to see the Buddha and his followers, the 1000 Kie fa (Jaṭilas) who had become Arhats. Then the Buddha preached to the king who attained the state of Siu t’o houan (srotaāpanna, entry into the stream)”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Bimbasāra (बिम्बसार).—see Bimbi°; -sūtra, name of a work: Waldschmidt, Kl. Sanskrit Texte 114 ff.; text 121 ff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bimbasāra (बिम्बसार):—[=bimba-sāra] [from bimba] [varia lectio] for bimbi-sāra, [Lalita-vistara]
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Bindusara, Celana, Vihalla, Secanaka, Halla, Prasenajit, Shrenika, Venuvana, Kalandaka, Jivaka, Amrapali.
Search found 6 books and stories containing Bimbasara, Bimbasāra, Bimba-sara, Bimba-sāra; (plurals include: Bimbasaras, Bimbasāras, saras, sāras). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Buddha and His Disciples (by Venerable S. Dhammika)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 4 - Description of Veṇuvana (bamboo park) < [Chapter V - Rājagṛha]
Appendix 7 - Description of Pāṭaliputra (present Patna) < [Chapter V - Rājagṛha]
Avadāna of Koṭīviṃśa < [III. Recollection of the community (saṃgānusmṛti)]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King (A Life of Buddha) (by Samuel Beal)
Varga 10. Bimbasāra Rāja Invites The Prince < [Kiouen III]
Varga 11. The Reply To Bimbasāra Rāja < [Kiouen III]
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
Chapter 1 - Country of I-lan-na-po-fa-to (Hiranyaparvata) < [Book X - Seventeen Countries]
Chapter 2 - Country of Mo-kie-t’o (Magadha), part 2 < [Book VIII and IX]
Chapter 1 - Country of Mo-kie-t’o (Magadha), part 1 < [Book VIII and IX]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)