Danashila, aka: Dana-shila, Dana-sila, Dānasīla, Danasila, Dānaśīla; 7 Definition(s)
Danashila means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
The Sanskrit term Dānaśīla can be transliterated into English as Danasila or Danashila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Arthashastra (politics and welfare)
Dānaśīla (दानशील) refers to a type of profession mentioned in the Śukranītisāra 2.128-188.—The Śukranītisāra is a Sanskrit work on ethics by Śukrācārya comprised of four chapters. The second chapter (uvarājādikṛtya, “the duties of the royal princes and the like”) describes a large number of varied topics, eg., it contains observations on the ministers, priests, sacive, treasury, a large number of officers and employees (such as a Dānaśīla).Source: archive.org: Studies in Kautilya Vocabulary
Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Danashila (100-20 BCE) of Kashmir visited Tibet and translated more than 100 Buddhist texts in Tibetan language under the patronage of Tibetan King Khri-lde-sron-btsan. Danashila also authored Mahavyutpati.Source: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Buddhism
Languages of India and abroad
dānasīla : (adj.) fond of giving.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Dānasīla—liberal disposition PvA.89; usually as adāna-sīla (adj.) of miserly character, neglecting the duty of giving alms Sn.244; Pv.II, 83 (°ā na saddahaṇti dānaphalaṃ hoti paramhi loke); PvA.45 (=adāyaka), 59 (+maccharin), 68 (id.). (Page 318)
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Dānasīla refers to: liberal disposition PvA.89; usually as adāna-sīla (adj.) of miserly character, neglecting the duty of giving alms Sn.244; Pv.II, 83 (°ā na saddahaṇti dānaphalaṃ hoti paramhi loke); PvA.45 (=adāyaka), 59 (+maccharin), 68 (id.). (Page 318)
Note: dānasīla is a Pali compound consisting of the words dāna and sīla.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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.
dānaśīla (दानशील).—a (S) Liberal, generous, disposed to give.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dānaśīla (दानशील).—n Liberal, generous, disposed to give.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Dānaśīla (दानशील).—a. exceedingly liberal or munificent; निर्गुणोऽपि विमुखो न भूपतेर्दानशौण्डमनसः पुरोऽभवत् (nirguṇo'pi vimukho na bhūpaterdānaśauṇḍamanasaḥ puro'bhavat) Śi.14.46.
Dānaśīla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dāna and śīla (शील). See also (synonyms): dānaśūra, dānaśauṇḍa.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
Ends with: Vandanashila.
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