Kamalashila, Kamalaśīla: 3 definitions

Introduction

Kamalashila means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Kamalaśīla can be transliterated into English as Kamalasila or Kamalashila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism

Kamalaśīla (fl. 713-763) was an Indian Buddhist of Nalanda Mahavihara who accompanied Śāntarakṣita (725–788) to Tibet at the request of Trhisongdetsen.

Kamalaśīla is renowned for writing three texts, all called Bhāvanākrama, which summarize and build upon aspects of the Yogācāra tradition of Asanga, particularly as pertaining to aspects of meditation practice. The first text has been translated into Classic Chinese.

Source: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Buddhism

Kamalashila (60-140 CE) was the disciple of Shantarakshita. He quoted Gaudapada. He refers to Vindhyavasin in his Tattvasangraha. Kamalasila has not only mentioned Umveka but also quoted him. He was the senior contemporary of King Dharmapala as indicated by Taranatha.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Kamalaśīla (कमलशील):—[=kamala-śīla] [from kamala > kam] m. Name of a scholar, [Buddhist literature]

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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