Mahakaruna, Mahākaruṇā: 3 definitions
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
mahākaruṇā : (f.) great compassion.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Mahākaruṇā (महाकरुणा).—(compare Sanskrit karuṇā; = Pali id.), great compassion: Lalitavistara 181.5; Mahāvastu ii.2.7, et alibi; 32 mahāk° of a Tathāgata, Mahāvyutpatti 154, listed 155—186.
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Mahākaruṇā (महाकरुणा).—(°-) (m.c. °ṇa-) -meghaś(i)rī, name of a Buddha: Gaṇḍavyūha 285.8 (verse).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mahākaruṇa (महाकरुण):—[=mahā-karuṇa] [from mahā > mah] mfn. very compassionate (-tā f.), [Buddhist literature]
2) Mahākaruṇā (महाकरुणा):—[=mahā-karuṇā] [from mahā-karuṇa > mahā > mah] f. general compassionateness, [Lalita-vistara]
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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Starts with: Mahakarunacandri, Mahakarunacandrin, Mahakarunachandrin, Mahakarunachintin, Mahakarunachiti, Mahakarunachitta, Mahakarunacintin, Mahakarunaciti, Mahakarunacitta, Mahakarunameghadhvaja, Mahakarunameghashiri, Mahakarunameghashri, Mahakarunanayameghanigarjitaghosha, Mahakarunapundarika, Mahakarunasimha, Mahakarunasutra, Mahakarunata.
Search found 9 books and stories containing Mahakaruna, Maha-karuna, Mahā-karuṇā, Mahā-karuṇa, Mahākaruṇā, Mahākaruṇa; (plurals include: Mahakarunas, karunas, karuṇās, karuṇas, Mahākaruṇās, Mahākaruṇas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
I. Great Loving-kindness and Great Compassion according to the Śrāvakayāna < [Preliminary note on Loving-kindness and Compassion]
II. Great Loving-kindness and Great Compassion according to the Mahāyāna < [Preliminary note on Loving-kindness and Compassion]
I. Great Loving-kindness (mahāmaitrī) and Great Compassion (mahākaruṇā) < [Chapter XLII - The Great Loving-kindness and the Great Compassion of the Buddhas]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 5 - What are the Characteristics, Functions, Manifestations and Proximate Causes of The Pāramīs? < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Part 1 - What are the Pāramīs? < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Part 6b - Great Compassion and skill in ways and means < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)