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 (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
The list from Kośa and Kośavyākhyā:
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
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
dasabala : (adj.) endowed with ten supernormal powers, the Buddha.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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.
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
(-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
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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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]
The Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra (by Charles Luk)