Vinayadhara: 4 definitions
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India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Vinayadhara.—(LL), Buddhist; one who has learnt the Vinaya texts by heart. Note: vinayadhara is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
vinayadhara : (adj.) an expert in Vinaya-code.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Vinayadhara refers to: one who knows or masters the V. by heart, an expert in the V. Vin. I, 169; II, 299 (with dhamma-dhara & mātikā-dhara); A. I, 25; II, 147; III, 78 sq. 179, 361; IV, 140 sq.; V, 10 sq.; J. III, 486; IV, 219; Vism. 41, 72; KhA 151; DhA. II, 30 (with dhamma —kathika & dhuta-vāda) (cp. BSk. vinayadhara Divy 21).
Note: vinayadhara is a Pali compound consisting of the words vinaya and dhara.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Vinayadhara (विनयधर).—m. (= Pali id.), one who has mastered and knows the Vinaya: Mahāvyutpatti 5142; pratyantimeṣu jana- padeṣu vinayadhara(mss. °raṃ)-pañcamenopasaṃpadaṃ Divyāvadāna 21.23.
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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Ends with: Mahavinayadhara.
Search found 10 books and stories containing Vinayadhara, Vinaya-dhara; (plurals include: Vinayadharas, dharas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po) (by George N. Roerich)
Chapter 5 - Keepers of Vinaya < [Book 2 - Later spread of the Doctrine]
Chapter 5 - The division into eighteen schools (of the Doctrine of the Buddha) < [Book 1 - The beginning of the story of the Doctrine]
Chapter 3e - The Life Story of the Ācārya 'Phags pa < [Book 4 - New Traditions of Secret Mantra]
Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga (by T. W. Rhys Davids)
Cullavagga, Khandaka 9, Chapter 4 < [Khandaka 9 - On Exclusion from the Patimokkha Ceremony]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
First aṅga (member): Sūtra < [Part 2 - Hearing the twelve-membered speech of the Buddha]
Part 2 - The arharts who compiled the baskets (piṭaka) < [Chapter III - General Explanation of Evam Maya Śruta]