Vimalabuddhi: 5 definitions
Vimalabuddhi 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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Vimalabuddhi (विमलबुद्धि) is one of the ten ministers of Mṛgāṅkadatta: the son of king Amaradatta and Surataprabhā from Ayodhyā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 69. Accordingly: “... and that young prince had ten ministers of his own: [Vimalabuddhi... and others]... They were all of good birth, young, brave and wise, and devoted to their master’s interests. And Mṛgāṅkadatta led a happy life with them in his father’s house, but he did not obtain a suitable wife”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Vimalabuddhi, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
1. Vimalabuddhi Thera. Author of the Mukhamattadipani on Kaccayanas grammar and a tika on the Abhidhammattha Sangaha. To him is also ascribed the authorship of the Nyasa of Kaccayanas grammar (P.L.C. 204; Bode, op. cit., 21; Gv. 63, 72). He was probably of Ceylon, but the Sasanavamsa (p. 75) claims him as a thera, of Pagan. He is sometimes called Mahavimalabuddhi.
2. Vimalabuddhi. Called Cula Vimalabuddhi or Nava Vimalabuddhi He wrote a tika on the Vuttodaya. Gv.67; he lived either in Pagan or in Panya; Sas. 75.
3. Vimalabuddhi. See Nava Vimalabuddhi.
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Vimalabuddhi (विमलबुद्धि).—name of a Bodhisattva: Gaṇḍavyūha 4.13.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vimalabuddhi (विमलबुद्धि):—[=vi-mala-buddhi] [from vi-mala] m. Name of a man, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Vimalabuddhi (विमलबुद्धि):—m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes [Kathāsaritsāgara 69, 19.]
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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