Indakhila, Indakhīla: 2 definitions
Indakhila 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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
indakhīla : (m.) a door-step; threshold; a strong post before a city gate.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Indakhīla, (inda + khīla, cp. BSk. indrakīla Divy 250, 365, 544; Av. Ś I. 109, 223). “Indra’s post”; the post, stake or column of Indra, at or before the city gate; also a large slab of stone let into the ground at the entrance of a house D. II, 254 (°ṃ ūhacca, cp. DhA. II, 181); Vin. IV, 160 (expld. ibid. as sayani-gharassa ummāro, i.e. threshold); S. V, 444 (ayokhīlo +); Dh. 95 (°ûpama, cp. DhA. II, 181); Th. 1, 663; J. I, 89; Miln. 364; Vism. 72, 466; SnA 201; DA. I, 209 (nikkhamitvā bahi °ā); DhA. II, 180 (°sadisaṃ Sāriputtassa cittaṃ), 181 (nagara-dvāre nikhataṃ °ṃ). (Page 121)
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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