Tathagatabala, Tathagata-bala, Tathāgatabala: 3 definitions
Tathagatabala means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
the 'ten powers of the Perfect One'; s. dasa-bala.
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).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Tathāgatabala (तथागतबल) refers to the “(ten) powers of the Tathāgatas”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly as The Lord said: “O Śāriputra, in the buddha-field of the Tathāgata Ekaratnavyūha, there is a Bodhisattva, the great being Gaganagañja who is resplendent by the splendor of merit (puṇya-tejas), [...] who has obtained the ten powers of the Tathāgatas (daśa-tathāgatabala) as adorned with power (bala), is unsurpassed by all opponents as adorned with intrepidity (vaiśāradya), has attained limitless virtues of a Buddha as adorned with virtue (guṇa), [...]”.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
tathāgata-bala : (nt.) the supreme intellectual power of the Tathāgata.
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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Starts with: Tathagatabalani.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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