Pindapatika, Piṇḍapātika, Piṇḍapātikā, Pinda-patika: 7 definitions


Pindapatika 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 Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Pindapatika in Shaivism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Piṇḍapātikā (पिण्डपातिका) refers to a type of Initiation (dīkṣā) (which causes the dropping of the body), according to the Jayadrathayāmala, Ṣaṭka 1 verse 13.3-18.—Accordingly, “[...] But that initiation which [is performed] after [all experiences that] need to be experienced have waned, that is the piṇḍapātikā (i.e. which causes the dropping of the body). [The Ācārya] should take hold [of the soul] through yoga and expel it with the razor and other fierce mantras in order to bring its union [with the deity] through the highest fusion. For this is the [initiation which] bestows liberation immediately”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Pindapatika in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he was in the Tusita world in the time of Tissa Buddha and, leaving there, he gave alms to the Buddha. Ap.i.285.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pindapatika in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

piṇḍapātika : (adj.) one who collects alms or eats such food.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pindapatika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Piṇḍapātika (पिण्डपातिक).—one who lives on alms.

Derivable forms: piṇḍapātikaḥ (पिण्डपातिकः).

Piṇḍapātika is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms piṇḍa and pātika (पातिक).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Piṇḍapātika (पिण्डपातिक).—m. (= Pali id.; to prec.; [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] also paiṇḍ°, q.v.), one who lives on alms-food, one of the 12 dhūtaguṇa, q.v.: Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 387.4; Divyāvadāna 141.21; Avadāna-śataka i.248.4; °ka-tva, abstr., Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 105.5 (note paiṇḍ° in 104.14).

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

Piṇḍapātika (पिण्डपातिक):—[=piṇḍa-pātika] [from piṇḍa-pāta > piṇḍa > piṇḍ] m. a receiver of a°, [Buddhist literature]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Piṇḍapātika (पिण्डपातिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Piṃḍavāia.

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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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