Samudanaya, Samudānaya: 6 definitions


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Samudanaya in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Samudānaya (समुदानय) refers to “collecting (the qualities of the Buddha)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “How then, son of good family, does the Bodhisattva collect all qualities of the Buddha (sarva-buddhadharma-samudānaya) by thorough practice (yoniśaḥprayoga)? ‘Thorough (yoniśas)’ means the entrance into dependent origination. Why is that? As is the cause and conditions (hetupratyaya), thus the fruit (phala) is produced (abhinirvṛtta). The generosity (dāna) is the cause of great comforts (mahābhoga), and the Bodhisattva, having transferred that giving (tyāga) into omniscience (sarvajñatā), fulfils the perfection of giving (dānapāramitā). [...]

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samudanaya in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Samudānaya, (adj.) (grd. of samudāneti) to be procured or attained J. III, 313 (su°). (Page 688)

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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»] — Samudanaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samudānaya (समुदानय).—Bringing together; महानयं कृष्ण कृतः क्षत्रस्य समुदानयः (mahānayaṃ kṛṣṇa kṛtaḥ kṣatrasya samudānayaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 5.141.28.

Derivable forms: samudānayaḥ (समुदानयः).

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

Samudānaya (समुदानय).—(m.?), also °ya-tā (n. act. to °nayati; = Pali id., in su-°nayā, [bahuvrīhi], easily acquired or accom- plished, Jātaka (Pali) iii.313.24; not, of course, gdve. with [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]), (1) acquisition or collection: sarvauṣadha-°yaṃ ca kartum Avadāna-śataka i.169.14; vipulapuṇyasaṃbhāra-°ya-cittā Gaṇḍavyūha 279.19; see under (2) for Gaṇḍavyūha 491.13; (prabhedārthābhiniścayajñāna- saṃsārabalaviśeṣa-) °ya-mahāvyūhaṃ ca nāma dharma- mukham Lalitavistara 182.12; in Lalitavistara 353.22 (verse), text corruptly [Page573-a+ 71] °nayaṃ prabodhi, see Crit. App., read probably samudānitā- grabodhiḥ (°nita- see under °nayati), metrical(ly) correct; (2) preparation, making ready (a ship; see s.v. samudā- nayati 5): mahādharma-nau-°nayatodyuktānāṃ mahā- dharmaratnapuṇya-°ya (acquisition, to 1)-kṛtavyavasāyā- nām Gaṇḍavyūha 491.12—13.

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

1) Samudānaya (समुदानय):—[=sam-ud-ā-naya] 1. sam-ud-ā-naya m. (√) bringing together, assembly, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] bringing about, accomplishment, perfection, [Lalita-vistara]

3) [=sam-udānaya] [from samudā-naya] 2. sam-udānaya [Nominal verb] [Parasmaipada] yati, to collect, [Divyāvadāna];

—to bring about, attain, [ib.]

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Samudanaya 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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