Sarvapada, Sarva-pada: 3 definitions
Sarvapada 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Sarvapada (सर्वपद) refers to “(the syntax of) all words”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “What then, the son of good family, is memory (dhāraṇī)? [...] (33) knowledge of comforting all living beings; (34) knowledge of teaching the dharma appropriately to each and every one; (35) knowledge of keeping the words of all Buddhas by recollection; (36) knowledge of entering into analyzing the syntax of all words and letters (sarvapada-vyañjana); [...]”.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sarvapada (सर्वपद):—[=sarva-pada] [from sarva] n. [plural] (or [in the beginning of a compound]) words of every kind, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska; Nirukta, by Yāska]
2) Sarvapāda (सर्वपाद):—[=sarva-pāda] [from sarva] m. Name of a man, [Horace H. Wilson]
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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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Starts with: Sarvapadadesha.
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