Dayaka, Dāyaka: 8 definitions
Dayaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
M (Donor). Benefactor of the sangha. The dayaka is a person who regularly helps bhikkhus in their practice, study and teaching of the dhamma.
To do so, he offers, according to his capabilities, to one or several bhikkhus, what they need. A bhikkhu can make his needs known to a dayaka only if the later has expressly requested the former to inform him of his requirements. A dayaka could also perfectly well offer some food, robes, soap, a lodging, a pagoda or anything else enabling others to come to know or know the dhamma.
See also: The dayakas and the kappiyas
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
dāyaka : (m.) giver; supporter.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Dāyaka, (Sk. dāyaka, dā as in dadāti & dāna) (adj.) giving, bestowing, distributing, providing (usually —°); (n.) a donor, benefactor; a munificent person M.I, 236 sq.; A.I, 26, 161; II, 64, 80; III, 32, 336; IV, 81; Sn.p. 87; It.19 (ito cutā manussattā saggaṃ gacchanti dāyakā); J.V, 129 (kaṇḍa°); Pv.I, 11 sq.; 12; 42; 55; DA.I, 298; PvA.113 (=dada); Miln.258 (°ānaṃ dakkhiṇā); Sdhp.276.—f. dāyikā Vin.II, 216 (bhikkhā°), 289 (khīrassa).—adāyaka a stingy person, one who neglects almsgiving (cp. adānasīla) Pv.I, 119; f. °ikā Pv.I, 93. (Page 319)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dāyaka (दायक) [or दायी, dāyī].—a S That gives, bestows, confers, yields, renders. In comp. as sukhadāyaka, duḥkhadā0, śubhadā,0 kalyāṇadā,0 sampattidā,0 maṅgaladā,0 mōkṣadā0. 2 (Poetry.) Liberal, munificent. 3 An heir.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
dāyaka (दायक).—a That gives, bestows, con. fers, &c. In comp. as sukhadāyaka (Poetry) Liberal, munificent.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Dāyaka (दायक).—a. (-yīkā f.) [दा-ण्वुल् (dā-ṇvul)] Giving, granting, bestowing, &c. (at the end of comp.); उत्तर°, पिण्ड° (uttara°, piṇḍa°), &c.
-kaḥ 1 An heir, inheritor.
2) A donor.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Liberal, giving, a donor. E. dā to give, ṇvul aff.
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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Search found 12 books and stories containing Dayaka, Dāyaka; (plurals include: Dayakas, Dāyakas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Introduction (Why is the donor non-existent) < [Part 13 - Non-existence of the donor]
Part 11 - Non-existence of the thing given < [Chapter XX - The Virtue of Generosity and Generosity of the Dharma]
I. Definition of sympathetic joy (anumodanā) < [Part 1 - Surpassing the high qualities of the Śrāvakas]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 3 - An Account of The Lay Devotee Brahmin Pancagga Dayaka < [Chapter 26 - The Buddha’s Eighth Vassa at the Town of Susumaragira]
Six and Five kinds of Wrong Livelihood (micchājiva) < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]
The Story of Venerable Mahā-Mitta < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on Biography of the thera Lasuṇadāyaka < [Chapter 4 - Kuṇḍadhānavagga (section on Kuṇḍadhāna)]
The Doctrine of Paticcasamuppada (by U Than Daing)
Fundamentals of Vipassana Meditation (by Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw)
Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)