Kesakambala, Keshakambala, Kesa-kambala: 5 definitions
Kesakambala 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
See Ajita Kesakambala.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Keśakambala (केशकम्बल) is the name of a teacher, according to the Dhammapadaṭṭha (Cf. Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra, chapter 4).—Accordingly, “According to the Dhammapadaṭṭha, wishing to damage the Buddha’s reputation, the heretical scholars went to a young nun of their sect, Ciñca, who pretended to go and spend the nights at the monastery of the Buddha and declare to anyone who wanted to listen that she had shared Gautama’s room. [...] The other versions of this story show considerable differences. Ciñcā Maṇavikā, also called Chaṇḍamanā, the proud, or the Woman with many tongues, is sometimes a heretic nun, disciple of Keśakambala, sometimes a delinquent Buddhist nun. In some sources, she suffers no punishment, in others she falls into hell; in one story, she is condemned to be burned, but the Buddha intercedes for her and she is simply banished. [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
kesakambala : (nt.) a blanket made of hair.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kesakambala refers to: a hair blanket (according to Bdhgh human hair) D. I, 167=A. I, 240, 295=II. 206= Vin. I, 305=M. I, 78=Pug. 55; A. I, 286.
Note: kesakambala is a Pali compound consisting of the words kesa and kambala.
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.
Keśakambala (केशकम्बल).—(or °lin), see Ajita.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Kambala, Kesa.
Starts with: Kesakambala Sutta.
Ends with: Ajitakesakambala.
Full-text: Keshacivara, Ajitakesakambala, Nadi Sutta, Natthi Sutta, Chandamana, PuranaKashyapa, Samannaphala Sutta, Makkhali Gosala.
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 2 - The Sandal-Wood Bowl < [Chapter 24 - The Buddha’s Sixth Vassa at Mount Makula]
Part 1 - Singular Opportunity of Living in an Age when a Buddha appears < [Chapter 2 - Rare Appearance of a Buddha]
Part 46 - The Story of Subhadda, the Wandering Ascetic < [Chapter 40 - The Buddha Declared the Seven Factors of Non-Decline for Rulers]
Dhammapada (Illustrated) (by Ven. Weagoda Sarada Maha Thero)
Verse 167 - The Story of a Young Monk < [Chapter 13 - Loka Vagga (World)]
Verse 277-279 - The Story of Five Hundred Monks < [Chapter 20 - Magga Vagga (The Path)]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 150: Sañjīva-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 1 - Why is the Buddha called Bhagavat < [Chapter IV - Explanation of the Word Bhagavat]
Vimalakirti Sutra (by Burton Watson)