84000 Glossary of Terms

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བན་དེ། | Glossary of Terms

    བན་དེ།

    ban de

    (vanda)

  • Term
Publications: 3
Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Bandé
  • བན་དེ།
  • ban de
  • bande

A Middle Indic word derived from the Sanskrit bhadanta. Meaning “venerable one” it is a term of respectful title for Buddhist monks.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Bandé
  • བན་དེ།
  • ban de
  • (vanda)

A term of respect for Buddhist monks: bandé in Tibet and Nepal, bhante in the Pali tradition. A middle-Indic word, it is said to be derived from vande, the BHS vocative form of the Sanskrit vanda, meaning praiseworthy or venerable, although bhante is said to be a contraction of the vocative bhadante, derived from a respectful salutation.

Translation by Miguel Sawaya · Andreas Doctor
  • Bandé
  • བན་དེ།
  • ban de
  • bhadanta

The general term from ancient India for any member of the ordained Buddhist saṅgha.