Dasidasa, Dāsīdāsa, Dasi-dasa, Dāsīdāsā: 6 definitions


Dasidasa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Dāsīdāsa (दासीदास) refers to “male and female slaves ”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as Śrīgupta said to the Lord: “O Lord, in my house I have four great treasuries, which are full of gold and plenty of jewels. Among them, one will be given to my wife and children, male and female slaves and workers (putradāra-dāsīdāsa-karmakara). Another will be given to all the poor and beggars. A third will be given to monks coming from four directions and the monastic communities in four directions. The other will be given to the monastic community headed by the Buddha. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 7: The Five Vows

Dāsīdāsa (दासीदास) refers to “maids and servants” and Dāsīdāsa-pramāṇātikrama refers to “exceed the limits set by ownself with regards to maids and servants”, representing one of the five transgressions (aticara) of the “minor vow of non-possession” (aparigraha-aṇuvrata) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 28.—What is meant by dāsa and dāsī? The men and women hired to serve as slaves are called maids and servants. What is meant by exceeding limits of men and women servants (dāsīdāsa-pramāṇātikrama)? It means to exceed the limits of the number of men and women servants to be kept.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Dāsīdāsā refers to: (pl.) maid& man-servants DhA.I, 187; frequent to cpd. d-d-paṭiggahaṇa slave-trading D.I, 5≈(cp. DA.I, 78);

Note: dāsīdāsā is a Pali compound consisting of the words dāsī and dāsā.

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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 dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dāsīdāsa (दासीदास).—n. sing. and m. pl. male and female slaves, Mahābhārata 13, 2950; 2, 2510.

Dāsīdāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dāsī and dāsa (दास).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Dāsīdāsa (दासीदास):—[=dāsī-dāsa] [from dāsī > dās] n. sg. ([gana] gavāśvādi) female and male slaves, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. [plural], [Mahābhārata ii, 2510.]

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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.

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