Maudgalyayana, aka: Maudgalyāyana; 2 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary
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Maudgalyāyana (मौद्गल्यायन).—(1) also Mahā-m°, = Pali Moggal-lāna, gotra-name and usual appellation of Kolita, often paired with Śāriputra as leading disciples of the Buddha: story of his conversion, Mv iii.56.16 ff.; 57.18 etc.; the forms without and with Mahā- often interchange in the same passage and sometimes without significance, but the Buddha himself always speaks of or to him as Maud° (without Mahā-), e.g. in contexts where Mahā- is usually prefixed, Divy 160.13, 17; 299.16 (but in 18 Ānanda calls him Mahā-m°); Av ii.91.15; Aśoka refers to him without Mahā-, but in a verse, Divy 395.20; other cases without Mahā-, Mvy 1033; Divy 50.29 ff.; 182.22; 268.6; 314.15; 486.25; Av i.241.7 etc.; Sukh 31.3; Karmav 161.18; et passim; (2) pl., n. of a brahmanical gotra: Divy 635.13; compare Maudgalyāyanīgotreṇa, of the nakṣatra Uttarāṣāḍha, Divy 640.22.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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Search found 16 books and stories containing Maudgalyayana or Maudgalyāyana. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Chapter IV(a) - The story of Abhiya < [Volume I]
Chapter VI - A visit to the Śuddhāvāsa Devas < [Volume I]
Chapter VIII - The conversion of Śāriputra and Maudgalyāyana < [Volume III]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Story of Kokālika’s mendacious accusations < [Section I.4 - Abstention from falsehood]
Part 10 - Attaining the qualities of all the Buddhas < [Chapter XLIX - The Four Conditions]
Appendix 3 - Arhathood of Śāriputra (Upatiṣya) and Maudgalyāyana < [Chapter LI - Seeing all the Buddha Fields]
Buddhacarita (by Charles Willemen)
Chapter XVII - Conversion of the Great Disciples < [Fascicle Four]
Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra (by Robert A. F. Thurman)
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)
Text Section 243 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
Text Sections 219-220 / Stanza 7 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
Text Section 56-61 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
The Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra (by Charles Luk)