Kolita: 6 definitions
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kōlīta (कोलीत).—n A firebrand. Pr. piśācācē hātīṃ kō0.
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kōḷitā (कोळिता).—m A shrubby plant, Barleria Prionitis. Rox.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Kolita (कोलित).—(or Kolika; = Pali, both; in Mahāvastu i.27.4 and 28.4 most mss. Kolika, Senart always °ta), the given name of Maudgalyāyana: Mahāvastu i.5.2; 27.4; 28.4; 30.3; 62.10, 12; story of his conversion, iii.56.16 ff.; in Mahāvyutpatti 1048 Kolita is named in a list of śrāvakas, not juxtaposed with Maudgalyāyana, who is named earlier in the same list. Cf. next.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kolita (कोलित):—m. Name of Maudgalyāyana, [Buddhist literature] ([Divyāvadāna xxvii]).
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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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Ends with: Bhutakolita.
Search found 14 books and stories containing Kolita, Kōḷitā, Kolīta, Kōlīta, Kolitā; (plurals include: Kolitas, Kōḷitās, Kolītas, Kōlītas, Kolitās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Buddha (by Piyadassi Thera)
The Life of Sariputta (by Nyanaponika Thera)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Chapter 16 - The arrival of Upatissa and Kolita < [Volume 3]
Biography (2-3): Sāriputta and Moggallāna Mahātheras < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
Part 1 - The story of Upatissa (Sāriputta) and Kolita (Mahā Moggallāna) < [Chapter 16 - The arrival of Upatissa and Kolita]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 1 - The legend of Śāriputra and his teacher Sañjaya < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]
Part 2 - Śāriputra and Maudgalyāyana at Sañjaya < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]
Part 1 - Śāriputra at the festival of Giryagrasamāja < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Chapter XXIV - The Buddha Maṅgala < [Volume I]
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)