Buddhagaya, Buddha-gaya, Buddhagayā: 3 definitions
Buddhagaya 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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism
Buddha Gaya refers to one of the places visited by Dharmapāla during his tour of North India. Anāgārika Dharmapāla (born 1864) was a Ceylonese Buddhist who travelled across India and beyond, spreading Buddhism. According to Bhikkhu Sangharakshita in his Biographical Sketc, “he travelled as a pilgrim, not caring at all for comforts, mixing with the sanyasins, ascetics, Hindu pilgrims, and with passengers of the third and intermediate classes, eating at times the poorest food, sleeping at times in places where the poor sleep and gaining an insight into the characteristics of the poor classes, who are suffering from intense ignorance, superstition and poverty”.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Buddhagayā (बुद्धगया).—Name of a sacred place of pilgrimage.
Buddhagayā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms buddha and gayā (गया).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Buddhagayā (बुद्धगया):—[=buddha-gayā] [from buddha > budh] f. B°’s Gayā, Name of a sacred place near Gaya (in Behār), where Gautama B° and all the other B° are said to have attained to true wisdom, [Monier-Williams’ Buddhism 31 etc.]
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 15 books and stories containing Buddhagaya, Buddha-gaya, Buddhagayā, Buddha-gayā; (plurals include: Buddhagayas, gayas, Buddhagayās, gayās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Anāgārika Dharmapāla (by Bhikkhu Sangharakshita)
Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma (by Kyaw Min, U)
Chapter 12 - Buddhist Method of Mental Culture < [Book II]
Chapter 5 - The Four Noble Truths < [Part 1 - Abhidhamma]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 3 - The Buddha proceeding to Migadaya < [Chapter 9 - The Buddha Reflecting Deeply on the Profundity of the Dhamma]
Part 3 - The story of Upaka and Cāpā < [Chapter 9 - The Buddha Reflecting Deeply on the Profundity of the Dhamma]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 57 - Praise of Gayā Tīrtha < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 59 - The Greatness of Gayā Tīrtha < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
Chapter 3 - Country of Ta-ch’a-shi-lo (Takshashila) < [Book III - Eight Countries]
Chapter 1 - Country of Shi-lo-fu-shi-ti (Shravasti) < [Book VI - Four Countries]