Dayaka, aka: Dāyaka; 5 Definition(s)
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)
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(Source): Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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).
Languages of India and abroad
dāyaka : (m.) giver; supporter.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise 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)(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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.
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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dāyaka (दायक).—a That gives, bestows, con. fers, &c. In comp. as sukhadāyaka (Poetry) Liberal, munificent.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
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Search found 6 books and stories containing Dayaka or Dāyaka. 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]
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)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Conditions (by Nina van Gorkom)
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)