Dasabala, aka: Dashabala, Daśabala, Dashan-bala, Dasa-bala; 5 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Daśabala can be transliterated into English as Dasabala or Dashabala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Daśabala (दशबल) or Jñānabala refers to the “ten powers” of the Bodhisattva, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 39

The list from Kośa and Kośavyākhyā:

  1. sthānāsthāna-jñānabala,
  2. karmavipāka-jñānabala,
  3. dhyānavimokṣasamādhisamāpatti-jñānabala,
  4. indriyaparāpara-jñānabala,
  5. nānādhimukti-jñānabala,
  6. nānādhātu-jñānabala,
  7. sarvatragāminīpratipad-jñānabala,
  8. pūrvanivasānasmṛti-jñānabala,
  9. cyutpapāda-jñānabala,
  10. āsravakṣaya-jñānabala.

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: 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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dasabala : (adj.) endowed with ten supernormal powers, the Buddha.

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Daśabala (दशबल).—epithets of Buddha.

Derivable forms: daśabalaḥ (दशबलः).

Daśabala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daśan and bala (बल). See also (synonyms): daśabhūmiga.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Daśabala (दशबल).—adj. (= Pali dasa°), possessing the ten bala, ep. and synonym of (any) Buddha, often used in the same way as tathāgata, jina, etc.: Mvy 25; (yo dadyā jambudvī- paṃ saptaratnasaṃcayaṃ) daśabalānāṃ Mv i.80.7, who gives…to the Buddhas: similarly 8; 116.2, etc.; in Divy 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 acc. to PTSD and DPPN was ‘especially’ called daśabala, a statement for which I have found no evidence; in BHS, at any rate, daśabala applies equally to any and every Buddha); see s.v. Kāśyapa (2).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Daśabala (दशबल).—m.

(-laḥ) A Bud'dha of Baud'dha teacher. E. daśa ten, (the ten worlds,) bala powerful.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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