Pilindavatsa, Pilinda-vatsa: 6 definitions


Pilindavatsa 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»] — Pilindavatsa in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Pilindavatsa (पिलिन्दवत्स) is the name of a saint who suffered from eye disease, 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: This Arhat [Pilindavatsa] also suffered from migraines (sīsabhitāpa), a wind ailment (vātābhāda), rheumatism of the legs (aṅgavāta), articular rheumatism (pabbavāta), etc: Cf. Pāli Vin., I, p. 204–206.

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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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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Pilindavatsa (पिलिन्दवत्स) 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 Pilindavatsa).

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pilindavatsa (पिलिन्दवत्स).—(= Pali °vaccha), name of one of Buddha's disciples: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 2.5; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 111.12; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.x.12.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pilindavatsa (पिलिन्दवत्स):—[=pilinda-vatsa] m. Name of a disciple of Gautama Buddha, [Saddharma-puṇḍarīka]

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Pilindavatsa in German

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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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