Tayana, Tāyana: 6 definitions



Tayana 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: Pali Proper Names

A devaputta. He visited the Buddha at Savatthi and uttered certain verses in the hearing of the monks, telling of the necessity of following the recluses calling with energy and sincerity. After his departure the Buddha asked the monks to learn the verses for their own good (S.i.49).

The Commentary (SA.i.85) says that he was once a dissentient teacher, like Nanda, Vaccha, Kisa, Sankicca, etc., and taught some of the sixty two views enumerated in the Brahmajala Sutta. By the power of good deeds and by believing in Kamma, he was reborn in the heavens. Discerning from there that at length a really saving Dhamma and Order had been founded, he came to incite the Buddhas disciples.

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

tāyana : (nt.) protection.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tāyana (तायन).—

1) Proceeding well, succeeding.

2) Increase, growth.

Derivable forms: tāyanam (तायनम्).

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

Tāyaṇa (तायण).—(nt.; MIndic, = trāyaṇa, q.v.), (act of) saving: jaga-tāyanaṃ smarati Daśabhūmikasūtra.g. 2(338).7; jaga- tāyaṇārthaṃ (v.l. °trāy°) 16(352).12.

Tāyaṇa can also be spelled as Tāyana (तायन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tāyana (तायन).—[neuter] succeeding, prospering.

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

Tāyana (तायन):—[from tāy] n. proceeding well, successful progress, [Pāṇini 1-3, 38.]

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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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