SundarAnanda: 5 definitions


SundarAnanda 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)

[«previous next»] — SundarAnanda in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

See Nanda.

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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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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

Sundarananda (सुन्दरनन्द) is the name of a Śrāvaka mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Sundarananda).

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — SundarAnanda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Sundarananda (सुन्दरनन्द).—(= Pali id.) = Nanda 1, a half-brother of Śākyamuni (so definitely stated Mahāvastu iii.176.13) who became his disciple; asked Yaśodharā to marry him after Śākyamuni's retirement, Mahāvastu ii.69.3; 72.7; referred to as a Śākyan youth, Mahāvastu ii.25.11; 74.17 ff.; Lalitavistara 144.15 ff.; 154.2 ff.; as a Buddhist disciple, Mahāvastu i.75.1; iii.41.4; Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 2.7; Mahāvyutpatti 1057 (text Sundarī° or °ra°, but Mironov °ra° with no v.l.); Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 38.12; 85.9.

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

1) Sundarananda (सुन्दरनन्द):—[=sundara-nanda] [from sundara > sund] m. (cf. sundarān), Name of a man, [Buddhist literature]

2) Sundarānanda (सुन्दरानन्द):—[from sundara > sund] m. (cf. sundara-n) Name of two persons, [Buddhist literature; Colebrooke]

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SundarAnanda 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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