Jambudvipaka, Jambudvīpaka, Jambu-dvipaka: 4 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Jambudvipaka in Mahayana glossary
Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Jambudvīpaka (जम्बुद्वीपक) is another name for Jambudvīpa, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, [as the Bhagavān said to the Nāgas]: “Serpent chiefs, you should act like this. Protect all beings on Jambudvīpa (jambudvīpaka), increase all crops, leaves, flowers and fruits with ease”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jambudvipaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Jambudvīpaka (जम्बुद्वीपक).—in Avadāna-śataka ii.91.1 jambū°, adj., pl., (people) of Jambudvīpa: °kā akarā abhūvan Divyāvadāna 316.9, with ellipsis of manuṣyāḥ, which in the rest is always found expressed; Divyāvadāna 317.1 ff.; 335.21; Avadāna-śataka ii.91.1 (jam- bū°); Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 36.5; Gaṇḍavyūha 352.22; 504.6. Also jāmbu°, jāmbū°, qq.v.

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Jambūdvīpaka (जम्बूद्वीपक).—see jambu°.

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Jāmbudvīpaka (जाम्बुद्वीपक).—adj. (= jambu°, q.v.), of Jambudvīpa: °budvīpakāni ratnāni Divyāvadāna 116.6; usually of the people (manuṣya, sattva) of J., jāmbu° Divyāvadāna 292.9; Kāraṇḍavvūha 13.2, 3; 46.11; 57.17; 87.7; jāmbū° Avadāna-śataka ii.94.2 ff.; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 37.8; Śikṣāsamuccaya 84.1. All prose.

Jāmbudvīpaka can also be spelled as Jāmbūdvīpaka (जाम्बूद्वीपक).

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Jāmbūdvīpaka (जाम्बूद्वीपक) or Jāmbūnada.—see Jāmbu°.

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

1) Jāmbudvīpaka (जाम्बुद्वीपक):—mfn. dwelling in Jambū-dvīpa, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha iii, 15f.; xiv, 17]

2) [xvii]

3) [xxiii.]

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Jambudvipaka in German

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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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