Bodhimanda, aka: Bodhimaṇḍa, Bodhi-manda; 3 Definition(s)
Bodhimanda 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)
Bodhimaṇḍa (बोधिमण्ड) refers to the “area of enlightenment”, according to a note at Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 51.—Wherever the Buddhas have attained or will attain saṃbodhi, the vajra which plunged into the waters, slips through the earth of gold (kāñcanamayī-mahī) and comes to the surface of the earth where it forms the Diamond Seat (vajrāsana) more than a hundred paces in circumference. For this Diamond Seat and the area of enlightenment (bodhimaṇḍa) that surrounds it, see Vimalakīrtinirdeśa, s.v. bodhimaṇḍa and bodhipūjā. We may add that, in a figurative sense, the expression bodhimaṇḍa simply means the complete spiritual presence of the dharma or dharmakāya of the Buddhas.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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
bodhimaṇḍa : (m.) the ground under the Bo-tree, where the Buddha sat at the time of His enlightenment.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
IV. Supplementary explanations < [Part 2 - Understanding dharmatā and its synonyms]
Part 12 - Changing the surrounding ground into diamond < [Chapter LI - Seeing all the Buddha Fields]
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The Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)