Vimalabuddhi; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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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.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Vimalabuddhi (विमलबुद्धि).—n. of a Bodhisattva: Gv 4.13.

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