Yadidam, Yadidaṃ: 2 definitions
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
yadidaṃ : ((yaṃ + idaṃ), ind.) which is this; that is; namely.
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
Yadidam (यदिदम्).—(1) (= Pali id.; compare s.v. sayyathīdaṃ), namely, to wit: ekakulagotrāṇāṃ yad idaṃ Bharadvāja- sagotrāṇāṃ Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 18.5, of the same family and family-name, namely, Bharadvāja-kinsmen; (katamac ca…mahākṛtyaṃ …yena kṛtyena tathāgato…loka) utpadyate? yad idaṃ tathāgatajñānadarśanasamādāpanahetunimittaṃ…Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 40.3, it is, to wit… (answering a rhetorical question); (ekam evāhaṃ…yānam ārabhya…) yad idaṃ buddha- yānam Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 40.14, namely, the Buddha-vchicle; devagulmāni …yad idaṃ karoṭapāṇayo (etc.) Mahāvastu i.30.7; paryāyaṃ (see this) akārṣīt, yad idaṃ iha āgamanāya 35.7, has made arrangements, namely for coming here; (duḥkhasamudānīyā anuttarā samyaksambodhiḥ) yad idaṃ kalpānāṃ śatasa- hasreṇa 35.12 (see under yatra hi ṇāma), obtainable with difficulty is…, namely in 100,000 kalpas; (ayam… udyānānāṃ mahā-udyānaṃ) yad idaṃ mahāvanaṃ kūṭā- gāraśālaṃ (or °lāṃ; Senart em. sa-kū°) 299.20; (teṣāṃ ced ahaṃ…) na puratas tiṣṭheyaṃ yad idaṃ cittāvikṣe- patāyai Sukhāvatīvyūha 14.16, ‘if…I should not stand before them …that is, so that their thoughts should not be troubled’ ([Sacred Books of the East] 49.2.15); yathārūpair ākārair…yad idaṃ suvar- ṇena vā rajatena vā (etc.) Sukhāvatīvyūha 16.4; similarly 44.15; (2) in Lalitavistara 99.15 seems perhaps used nearly like yathāpi (1), q.v.: na ca mānuṣā apsarasāṃ rūpaṃ dṛṣṭvā pramādam āpadyante sma, yad idaṃ bodhisattvasya tejo'nubhāvena, …of course, you see (? but perhaps, as above, namely, to wit), because of the power of the B's majesty; compare under yad uta (2).
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
VI. Literal commentary on the Vaiśāradyasūtra < [Part 1 - The four fearlessnesses of the Buddha according to the Abhidharma]
Introduction (the story of Śāriputra) < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]
Part 2 - Hearing the twelve-membered speech of the Buddha < [Chapter LI - Seeing all the Buddha Fields]
Vivekachudamani (by Shankara)
Kena Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary (by S. Sitarama Sastri)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Biography (29): Mahā Koṭṭhita Mahāthera < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
Part 8 - The Nine Supreme Attributes of the Sangha < [Chapter 42 - The Dhamma Ratanā]
Biography (34): Sobhita Mahāthera < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
Katha Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary (by S. Sitarama Sastri)
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (by Swāmī Mādhavānanda)