Sambodhi: 4 definitions


Sambodhi 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

= bodhi.

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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

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

Sambodhi, (f.) (saṃ+bodhi1) the same as sambodha, the highest enlightenment D. I, 156; II, 155; Dh. 89=S. V, 29; Sn. 478; S. I, 68, 181; A. II, 14; It. 28, 42, 117; SnA 73. See also sammā°.

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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-English dictionary

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

Saṃbodhi (संबोधि).—(m. or f.; compare prec. and foll. items; = Pali id.), perfect enlightenment: yāvat parama-°dhi-prāpto (so with mss.) Mahāvastu i.45.1 (prose), until he attained…; tathā- gato…pūrve (em.) °dhim anabhisaṃbuddho Mahāvastu ii.136.14 (prose) and ff., when he had not yet attained…; °dhi-mārga Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 15.6 (verse); °dhi-prāptasya Lalitavistara 35.9 (prose).

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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. 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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