Maudgalyayana, Maudgalyāyana: 6 definitions
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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
Maudgalyāyana (मौद्गल्यायन) is the name of a Śrāvaka mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Maudgalyāyana).
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Buddhist Door: GlossarySee Ten Great Disciples of Shakyamuni.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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, Mahāvastu 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, Divyāvadāna 160.13, 17; 299.16 (but in 18 Ānanda calls him Mahā-m°); Avadāna-śataka ii.91.15; Aśoka refers to him without Mahā-, but in a verse, Divyāvadāna 395.20; other cases without Mahā-, Mahāvyutpatti 1033; Divyāvadāna 50.29 ff.; 182.22; 268.6; 314.15; 486.25; Avadāna-śataka i.241.7 etc.; Sukhāvatīvyūha 31.3; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 161.18; et passim; (2) pl., name of a brahmanical gotra: Divyāvadāna 635.13; compare Maudgalyāyanīgotreṇa, of the nakṣatra Uttarāṣāḍha, Divyāvadāna 640.22.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Maudgalyāyana (मौद्गल्यायन):—[from maudgali] m. ([patronymic] [from] Prec.) Name of a pupil of Gautama Buddha, [Lalita-vistara]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Maudgalyāyana (मौद्गल्यायन):—(patron. von maudgalya) m. Nomen proprium eines Schulers Śākyamuni’s [Rgva tch’er rol pa ed. Calc. 1, 13.] [Lot. de Lassen’s Anthologie b. l. 1. 490.] [Burnouf 181. fg. 269. 312. 390. fg. 448. 564.] [WASSILJEW 21 u.s.w.]
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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Search found 19 books and stories containing Maudgalyayana, Maudgalyāyana; (plurals include: Maudgalyayanas, Maudgalyāyanas). 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)
Part 10 - Attaining the qualities of all the Buddhas < [Chapter XLIX - The Four Conditions]
Story of Kokālika’s mendacious accusations < [Section I.4 - Abstention from falsehood]
Appendix 3 - The story of the bhikṣu Losaka-tiṣya < [Chapter XXVI - Exertion]
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 Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King (A Life of Buddha) (by Samuel Beal)
Lives of Buddha (4): Ta-tseu-sui-ying-pen-k’i-king < [Introduction]
Lives of Buddha (5): Cung-pen-k’i-king < [Introduction]
Lives of Buddha (2): Siu-hing-pen-k’i-king < [Introduction]