Dasabala, aka: Daśabala, Dashabala, Dashan-bala; 3 Definition(s)


Dasabala 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.

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)

[Dasabala in Mahayana glossaries]

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

[Dasabala in Pali glossaries]

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

[Dasabala in Sanskrit glossaries]

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
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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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