Gosila, Gośīla, Go-shila, Goshila: 4 definitions
Gosila means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.
The Sanskrit term Gośīla can be transliterated into English as Gosila or Goshila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Gośīla (गोशील) refers to the “moralities (śīla) of the bull (go)”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—Accordingly, “the moralities of the heretics (tīrthikaśīla) are the moralities of the bull (gośīla), the deer (mṛgaśīla), the dog (kukkuraśīla), the flesh-eating demons (rākṣasaśīla), the mute (mūkaśīla), the deaf (badhiraśīla): these moralities are not praised by the sages; they are cruel and do not bring any good retribution (vipāka)”.
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.
India history and geography
Gosila (“cow”) or Sathya Gosila or Uthama Gosila is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Komatis (a trading caste of the Madras Presidency). The Komatis are said to have originally lived, and still live in large numbers on the banks of the Godavari river. One of the local names thereof is Gomati or Gomti, and the Sanskrit Gomati would, in Telugu, become corrupted into Komati. The sub-divisions are split up into septs (viz., Gosila), which are of a strictly exogamous character.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Gośila (गोशिल):—[=go-śila] [from go] m. [plural] ‘cow-stone’, Name of a family, [Pravara texts v, 4.]
[Sanskrit to German]
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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Ends with: Sathya Gosila, Uthama Gosila.
Full-text: Uthama Gosila, Sathya Gosila, Gosvalu, Mukashila, Tirthikashila, Rakshasashila, Mrigashila, Kukkurashila, Badhirashila.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
IV.2. Qualities of the Moralities to be recollected < [IV. Recollection of the moralities (śīlānusmṛti)]