Bimbasara, Bimbasāra: 5 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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)”.

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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

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

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]

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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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