Bodhimanda, aka: Bodhimaṇḍa, Bodhi-manda; 3 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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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
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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

Pali-English dictionary

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bodhimaṇḍa : (m.) the ground under the Bo-tree, where the Buddha sat at the time of His enlightenment.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Relevant definitions

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Manda
Maṇḍa (मण्ड).—mn. (-ṇḍaḥ-ṇḍaṃ) 1. Scum, skimmings, froth, foam, barm, &c., the upper part o...
Bodhisattva
Bodhisattva (बोधिसत्त्व).—(= Pali °satta), person destined for enlightenment, Buddha-to-be, pas...
Bodhi
Bodhi (बोधि).—mfn. (-dhiḥ-dhiḥ-dhi) Wise, learned. m. (-dhiḥ) 1. A branch of holy study; keepin...
Mandodari
Mandodarī (मन्दोदरी).—f. (-rī) A proper name, the wife of Ravana. E. manda slow, heavy, udara t...
Mandagni
Mandāgni (मन्दाग्नि).—m. (-gni) Weakness of digestion.
Mandakranta
Mandākrāntā (मन्दाक्रान्ता).—f. (-ntā) A species of the Atyashti metre.
Mandaga
Mandaga (मन्दग).—m. (-gaḥ) The planet Saturn.
Bodhicitta
Bodhicitta (बोधिचित्त).—nt., thought of enlightenment, the mental attitude which aspires to Bud...
Bodhidruma
Bodhidruma (बोधिद्रुम).—m. (-maḥ) The holy fig-tree, (Ficus religosa.) E. bodhi knowledge, drum...
Mahabodhi
Mahābodhi (महाबोधि).—(= Pali id.) = Bodhi 3, q.v.
Mandaphala
Mandaphala (मन्दफल).—n. (-la) (In astronomy.) The anomalistic equation of a planet. E. manda, a...
Dadhimanda
Dadhimaṇḍa (दधिमण्ड).—m. (-ṇḍaḥ) Whey. E. dadhi, and maṇḍa scum.
Mandasmita
Mandasmita (मन्दस्मित).—n. (-taṃ) A smile. E. manda slowly, gently, smita smiling.
Mandabhagya
Mandabhāgya (मन्दभाग्य).—mfn. (-gyaḥ-gyā-gyaṃ) Wretched, unhappy, unfortunate. E. manda, and bh...
Mandagati
Mandagati (मन्दगति).—mfn. (-tiḥ-tiḥ-ti) Slow moving. f. (-tiḥ) Going slowly. E. manda, and gati...

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