Lavanabhadrika, Lavaṇabhadrika, Lavana-bhadrika: 2 definitions


Lavanabhadrika 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Lavanabhadrika in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Lavaṇabhadrika (लवणभद्रिक) is the name of a saint who suffered from hemorrhoids, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 37. Accordingly, “there are saints who, without being attached to them [viz., dharmas], nevertheless undergo suffering. Thus Chö-li-fou (Śāriputra) suffered from sicknesses of wind and heat, Pi-ling-k’ie-p’o-ts’o (Pilindavatsa) suffered from eye disease, and Lo-p’o-na-po-t’i (Lavaṇabhadrika) suffered from hemorrhoids. Why do you say that they have no suffering?”.

Note: The similarity of the stories of the previous lives of this Arhat found in the Anavataptagāthā and in the Apadāna, II, p. 489–491 allow the identification of the Lavaṇabhadrika of the Sanskrit sources with the Lakuṇṭabhaddiya ‘the good dwarf’ of the Pāli sources; Saṃyutta, Anguttara (where the Buddha proclaimed him to be foremost among those with gentle voices.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Lavanabhadrika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Lavaṇabhadrika (लवणभद्रिक).—name of a disciple of Śākyamuni: Mahāvyutpatti 1061. Cf. Bhadrika (3), probably not the same.

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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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