Dasabala, Dashabala, Daśabala, Dashan-bala, Dasa-bala: 11 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Daśabala can be transliterated into English as Dasabala or Dashabala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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By using these ten types of powers (daśabala), the Buddha saves beings. True and free of error, all are perfected (saṃpanna). This is why, although the Buddha possesses innumerable powers, we speak only of these ten powers.Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Daśabala (दशबल) refers to the “ten powers”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then, the Lord went on to speak these verses: ‘(38) Giving through ten powers (daśabala) is the root, it is taught. Being based on that, they are endowed with morality (śīla). They, having been established in the qualities of morality (śīlaguṇa), attain meditation (dhyāna), and fulfil the qualities of unattached insight.. [...]’”.
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
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
dasabala : (adj.) endowed with ten supernormal powers, the Buddha.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Dasabala refers to: , (Sk. daśabala) endowed with 10 (supernormal) powers, Ep. of the Buddhas, esp. of Kassapa Buddha Vin.I, 38=J.I, 84; S.II, 27; Vism.193, 391; DhA.I, 14; VvA.148, 206, etc.
Note: dasabala is a Pali compound consisting of the words dasa and bala.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Daśabala (दशबल).—epithets of Buddha.
Derivable forms: daśabalaḥ (दशबलः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Daśabala (दशबल).—adj. (= Pali dasa°), possessing the ten bala, epithet and synonym of (any) Buddha, often used in the same way as tathāgata, jina, etc.: Mahāvyutpatti 25; (yo dadyā jambudvī- paṃ saptaratnasaṃcayaṃ) daśabalānāṃ Mahāvastu i.80.7, who gives…to the Buddhas: similarly 8; 116.2, etc.; in Divyāvadāna 275.5, 7 daśabala Kāśyapa (as either two words or one) [Page263-a+ 71] refers to a monk in Śākyamuni's entourage (not to the former Buddha Kāśyapa, who according to [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary] and Malalasekara (Dictionary of Pali Proper Names) was ‘especially’ called daśabala, a statement for which I have found no evidence; in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit], at any rate, daśabala applies equally to any and every Buddha); see s.v. Kāśyapa (2).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laḥ) A Bud'dha of Baud'dha teacher. E. daśa ten, (the ten worlds,) bala powerful.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Daśabala (दशबल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a buddhist, composed in 1055: Tithisāraṇikā jy. Oxf. 327^b.
2) Daśabala (दशबल):—Daśabalakārikā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Daśabala (दशबल):—[=daśa-bala] [from daśa] m. ‘possessing 10 powers’, Name of a Buddha, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 16 - What is the Fruit of the Pāramīs < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Part 14 - Making the Joyful, Solemn Utterance (Udāna) < [Chapter 7 - The Attainment of Buddhahood]
Part 14 - The Ten Powers: Dasabala-ñāṇa < [Chapter 42 - The Dhamma Ratanā]
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on the Biography of Puṇṇa thera, Son of Mantānī < [Chapter 1 - Buddhavagga (Buddha section)]
Establishing Many Monasteries < [Part 3 - Discourse on proximate preface (santike-nidāna)]
Buddha finds disciples and starts his order < [Part 3 - Discourse on proximate preface (santike-nidāna)]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Chapter XII - The fifth Bhūmi < [Volume I]
Chapter XXVI - The Sunshades < [Volume I]
Chapter VIII - The first Bhūmi < [Volume I]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
V. Why the Buddha eliminates the traces < [VIII. Destroying the traces of the conflicting emotions]
II. Obtaining the level of the Kumāraka < [Part 4 - Being born into the family of the Bodhisattvas, etc.]
V. Value of the Buddha fields < [Part 4 - Assuring the continuity of the Buddha universes]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 448: Kukkuṭa-jātaka < [Volume 4]
Jataka 468: Janasandha-jātaka < [Volume 4]
Jataka 463: Suppāraka-jātaka < [Volume 4]
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