Kamalashila, Kamalaśīla: 3 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Kamalaśīla can be transliterated into English as Kamalasila or Kamalashila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Buddhism)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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kamalaśīla (कमलशील):—[=kamala-śīla] [from kamala > kam] m. Name of a scholar, [Buddhist literature]
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 13 - Non-existence of the donor < [Chapter XX - The Virtue of Generosity and Generosity of the Dharma]
Bhūmi 7: the far-gone ground (dūraṃgamā / dūraṅgamā) < [Chapter XX - (2nd series): Setting out on the Mahāyāna]
Part 5 - Pañcamātra Bhikṣusahasra (section of five thousand arhats) < [Chapter VI - The Great Bhikṣu Saṃgha]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 3646 < [Chapter 26 - Examination of the ‘Person of Super-normal Vision’]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 20 - Dialectical criticisms of Śāntarakṣita and Kamalaśīla (a.d. 760) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 2 - Thought and its Object in Buddhism and in Vedānta < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 13 - Logical Speculations and Terms relating to Academic Dispute < [Chapter XIII - Speculations in the Medical Schools]
The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux (by Satkari Mookerjee)
Chapter XXV - Prasaṅgānumāna < [Part II - Logic and Epistemology]
Chapter XVI - Nirvāṇa < [Part I - Metaphysics]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Buddhist Meditation (by Samdhong Rinpoche)