Haludayin, Hāludāyin: 1 definition

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Haludayin means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Hāludāyin (हालुदायिन्) is the name of a disciple of the Buddha, according to the the Vinayamātṛkā of the Haimavatas, as mentioned in an appendix of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XLI. The Vinayamātṛkā of the Haimavatas knows of eight disciples who, “fan in hand, fanned the Buddha”. These were [viz., Hāludāyin].

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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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