Kolita; 2 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[Kolita in Mahayana glossaries]

Kolita (कोलित) also known as Kolika.—According to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XVI). Accordingly, “At that time, the master of the oracles had a son whose name was Kiu liu t’o (Kolita) and the name of the family was Ta mou k’ien lien (Mahāmaudgalyāyana). Śāriputra was his friend. Śāriputra was outstanding for his talents and his intelligence, Maudgalyāyana for his fearlessness and vivacity”.

Note: Kolita is also the name of the village where he was born (Mahāvastu III, Dhammapadaṭṭha I); it was located a half-yojana from Rājagṛha. The reading Kolika is found in the Fo pen hing tai king and the Si yu ki, Lin yuan “Forest garden” in the Ken pen chouo… tch’ou kia che.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Kolita in Marathi glossaries]

kōlīta (कोलीत).—n A firebrand. Pr. piśācācē hātīṃ kō0.

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kōḷitā (कोळिता).—m A shrubby plant, Barleria Prionitis. Rox.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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