Sambahula: 5 definitions
Sambahula 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Sambahula. A chief of Amaranagara, where he and his brother, Sumitta, ruled. He heard Siddhattha Buddha preach at Amaruyyana and became an arahant (BuA.186). He is probably identical with Sambala (1).
1. Sambahula Sutta. Mara, in the guise of a brahmin, with top knot and antelope skin, aged and bent, visits a number of monks at Silavati and asks them to enjoy pleasures because they are yet young. They should not abandon the things of this life in order to run after matters involving time. Natural desires, they reply, are matters involving time, full of sorrow and despair, not the doctrine practised by them which is immediate in its results.
The brahmin retires discomfited, and when the matter is reported to the Buddha, he identifies him with Mara. S.i.117f.
2. Sambahula Sutta. A deity in a Kosalan forest tract laments when the monks, who have been living there, depart on tour. Another deity comforts him saying that monks are free and own no home. S.i.199.
3. Sambahula Sutta. A deity in a Kosalan forest tract sees a company of monks vain, noisy, heedless and unintelligent. He draws near and admonishes them. S.i.203.
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
sambahula : (adj.) many.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Sambahula, (adj.) (saṃ+bahula) many Vin. I, 32; D. I, 2; J. I, 126, 329; Sn. 19; sambahulaṃ karoti to take a plurality vote J. II, 45. (Page 693)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Saṃbahula (संबहुल).—adj., pl. only (= Pali id.), many; com-mon in most texts, in prose as well as verses: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 310.13; Lalitavistara 4.13; 6.13; 160.3; 284.12; 379.19; Mahāvastu i.35.3, 8; 55.6, 10; 317.12; ii.31.9; 109.12; 257.8; 287.4; iii.323.5; Mahāvyutpatti 6267; 8362; Divyāvadāna 91.13, 15; 93.3; 199.22; 351.3; 475.25; Jātakamālā 98.10; 203.15; Avadāna-śataka i.73.1; 163.7; 346.10; Kāraṇḍavvūha 1.6; Bodhisattvabhūmi 232.8; Sukhāvatīvyūha 2.14; Vajracchedikā 19.5, 11.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sambahula (सम्बहुल):—[=sam-bahula] mfn. very much or many, very numerous, plentiful, abundant, [Lalita-vistara; Jātakamālā]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Sambahulata.
Ends with: Pahasambahula.
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