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abhaya

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A formal vow taken by saṃnyāsins never to kill or do violence to any living creature.

abhaya

abhaya  

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A formal vow taken by saṃnyāsins never to kill or do violence to any living creature.
Abhaya-vacana

Abhaya-vacana  

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(Skt., ‘fearlessness’ + ‘words’).The capacity in Hinduism to speak without mortal or bodily fear, when one has achieved spiritual insight.
abhaya-mudrā

abhaya-mudrā  

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(Skt., ‘fearlessness’ + mudra).The gesture of being without fear (only acquired in full in the condition of mokṣa).
VaṠṠagāmaṇi Abhaya

VaṠṠagāmaṇi Abhaya  

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King of Sri Lanka.he lost his kingdom to the Indian Tamils in 43 bce, the first year of his reign, but was later restored to the throne from 29 to 17 bce. Upon his restoration he founded the ...
DuṠṠhagāmaṇi Abhaya

DuṠṠhagāmaṇi Abhaya  

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(r. 101–77 bce).King of Sri Lanka and the hero of the Mahāvaṃsa, in which his battle against the non-Buddhist Damiḷas (Tamils) is celebrated and justified. He was the son of Kākavaṇṇatissa and ...
ānandatāṇḍava

ānandatāṇḍava  

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From the 10th century ce, the standard sculptural representation in South Indian temples of Śiva Naṭarāja, the best-known example being at Cidambaram, where it represents Śiva wildly and ecstatically ...
Brāhmaṇatissa-cora

Brāhmaṇatissa-cora  

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Also known as Tissa, a Brahmin who lived at the time of King Vaṭṭagāmaṇi Abhaya (1st c.bce). According to the chronicles of Sri Lanka.he turned brigand with the intent of acquiring the throne of the ...
Lohapāsāda

Lohapāsāda  

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(Pāli).Literally ‘copper building’. Name of the building serving as uposatha-hall (see uposatha.Skt., poṣadha) for the Mahāvihāra. Originally built by Devānampiya Tissa, it was pulled down and ...
Mahā-thūpa

Mahā-thūpa  

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(Pāli). The Great Stūpa at Anurādhapura in Sri Lanka which has been a centre for pilgrimage down the centuries. It was constructed by King Duṭṭhagāmaṇi Abhaya after his victory of the Tamils, ...
Abhayagiri

Abhayagiri  

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A major ancient monastic complex in Anurādhapura.Sri Lanka.also known as Uttaravihāra. Founded by King Vaṭṭagāmaṇi Abhaya in the 1st century bce it consisted of a monastery (vihāra) and a stūpa.but ...
mudrā

mudrā  

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Term denoting gesture in Hindu dancing. Béjart chose Mudra as the name for his school in Brussels.

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