Samadapaka, Samādapaka, Samādāpaka: 6 definitions


Samadapaka 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

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he was leader of a guild in Bandhumati, and he and his colleagues built a court yard (mala) for Vipassi Buddha and his monks. Fifty nine kappas ago he was a king, named Aveyya. Ap.i.185.

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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»] — Samadapaka in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

samādapaka : (m.) instigator.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Samādapaka, (fr. samādapeti; cp. BSk. samādāpaka Divy 142) instructing, arousing M. I, 145; A. II, 97; IV, 296, 328; V, 155; S. V, 162; Miln. 373; It. 107; DhA. II, 129. (Page 684)

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samādāpaka (समादापक).—a. Exciting, instigating.

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

Samādapaka (समादपक).—m. (or adj.; Pali id.; to °dapeti; = °dāpaka), one who incites (another) to assume or take upon himself: pravrajyā-°ko…bhūtakalyāṇamitra(ṃ)? Kāśyapa Parivarta 14.4 (prose!; em. °dāpako? compare next).

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Samādāpaka (समादापक).—m. (adj.; to °payati; compare °dapaka), one who incites (another) to assume or take to himself; also absolutely, one who inspires (another): tathāgatajñāna- darśana-°paka evāhaṃ Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 40.11 (prose), I am just the one who inspires (people) to the sight of T.-knowledge; catasṛṇāṃ parṣadāṃ…°pakaḥ Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 200.4; tathāgatadar- śana-°pakaḥ Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 466.8 (prose); °pakena bodhisattvena Bodhisattvabhūmi 154.12 (context indicates reference to assuming the śikṣāpadāni); mss. write °dāyaka sometimes, kept by Lefm. in Lalitavistara 436.1 sarvabodhisattva-°dāyaka-samuttejaka-saṃ- praharṣaka ity ucyate (surely °paka must be read, with Weller 39, see s.v. °dāpayati 4); teṣāṃ °dāpakaḥ (mss. °dāyakaḥ) Divyāvadāna 142.5.

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

Samādāpaka (समादापक):—[=sam-ādāpaka] [from sam-ādāna > samā-dā] mfn. ([from] [Causal]) exciting, instigating, [Divyāvadāna]

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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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