Dhammarakkhita, Dharmaraksita, Dhamma-rakkhita, Dharmarakshita: 7 definitions



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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Dhammarakkhita - A Yona Thera sent by the Third Council to Aparantaka. There he preached the Aggikkhandhopama Sutta and converted thirty seven thousand persons. Mhv.xii.4, 34f.

2. Dhammarakkhita - See Maha Dhammarakkhita and Yonaka Maha Dhammarakkhita.

3. Dhammarakkhita - A thera in Ceylon in the time of Kittisirirajasiha. Cv.c.299.

4. Dhammarakkhita - A Thera at whose request Acariya Dhammapala wrote the Commentary on the Netti. Gv.69.

5. Dhammarakkhita - Mentioned as a high class name. E.g., Vin.iv.8; Sp.ii.448, 480.

6. Dhammarakkhita - A monk of Asokarama in Pataliputta, under whom Nagasena studied the Tipitaka. Mil.16, 18.

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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism

Dharmaraksita, was one of the missionaries sent by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka to proselytize the Buddhist faith. He is described as being a Greek in the Mahavamsa, and his activities are indicative of the strength of the Hellenistic Greek involvement during the formative centuries of Buddhism.

Dharmaraksita (Sanskrit), or Dhammarakkhita (Pali) (translation: Protected by the Dharma).

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dhammarakkhita : (adj.) protected by the Norm.

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

Dhammarakkhita refers to: rightly guarded Sn.288;

Note: dhammarakkhita is a Pali compound consisting of the words dhamma and rakkhita.

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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

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

Dharmarakṣitā (धर्मरक्षिता):—[=dharma-rakṣitā] [from dharma > dhara] f. ‘l°-protected’, Name of a female, [Daśakumāra-carita]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Dharmarakṣitā (धर्मरक्षिता):—(dharma + ra) f. Nomen proprium eines Frauenzimmers [Daśakumāracarita] in [Benfey’ Chrestomathie aus Sanskritwerken 191, 14.]

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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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