Mayakara, aka: Māyākāra, Maya-kara; 5 Definition(s)
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māyākāra : (m.) a juggler.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Māyākāra refers to: a conjurer, magician S. III, 142; Vism. 366 (in comparison); VbhA. 196. (Page 529)
Note: māyākāra is a Pali compound consisting of the words māyā and kāra.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
Māyākāra (मायाकार).—m.) a conjurer, juggler.
Derivable forms: māyākāraḥ (मायाकारः).
Māyākāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms māyā and kāra (कार). See also (synonyms): māyākṛt, māyājīvin.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Māyākāra (मायाकार).—m. (= Pali and Sanskrit Lex. id.), conjurer, sleight-of-hand-performer: Mvy 7242.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-raḥ) A juggler, a mime, an actor. E. māyā trick or delusion, kāra who makes.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English 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.
Ends with: Samayakara.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
III. Bodhisattva body and Buddha body < [Part 3 - Possessing a body endowed with the marks]
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)