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མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ། | Glossary of Terms

    མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།

    ma skyes dgra

    Ajātaśatru

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Translation by Robert Miller
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru

The son of King Bimbisāra.

Translation by Fumi Yao
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru

The son of King Śreṇya Bimbisāra, who later becomes the king of Magadha.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru

The king in Rājagṛha during the Buddha’s era.

Translation by James B. Apple · Shinobu Arai Apple
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru

King of Magadha and son of king Bimbisāra. He reigned during the last ten years of the Buddha’s life and about twenty years after. He overthrew his father and through invasion expanded the kingdom of Magadha. After his father’s death, he became tormented with guilt and regret, converted to Buddhism, and supported the Buddha and his community.

Translation by Celso Wilkinson · Laura Goetz · L. S. Summer
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru

King Ajātaśatru of Magadha succeeded his father, Bimbisāra, after imprisoning him and causing his death. Despite this evil act, King Ajātaśatru was later repentant and, in the end, is viewed favorably in Buddhist literature.

Translation by Jens Erland Braarvig
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru

King of Magadha and son of the king Bimbisāra. While he was a prince, he became friends with Devadatta, who convinced him to have his father killed and become the king instead. After his father’s death, he became tormented with guilt and regret, converted to Buddhism, and supported the compilation of the Buddha’s teachings during the First Council.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru

A king of Magadha, the son of King Bimbisāra and Queen Vaidehī. He reigned during the last ten years of the Buddha’s life and about twenty years after. He overthrew his father and through invasion expanded the kingdom of Magadha. According to the Buddhist tradition he was murdered by his own son Udayabhadra.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru

The second King of Magadha during the Buddha’s time. He was the son of King Bimbisāra and one of his queens, Vaidehī (lus ’phags mo), and usurped his father’s throne. After Bimbisāra died in his subsequent imprisonment, Ajātaśatru felt remorse and became an ardent supporter of the Buddha.

Translation by Joseph McClellan
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru
Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru

King of Magadha, son of the king Bimbisāra. As a prince, he befriended Devadatta, who convinced him to kill his father and take the throne for himself. After his father's death he was tormented with guilt and became a follower of the Buddha. He supported the compilation of the Buddha’s teachings during the First Council in Rājagṛha, and also built a stūpa for the Buddha's relics.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru

King of Magadha and son of the king Bimbisāra. While he was a prince, he became friends with Devadatta, who convinced him to have his father killed and become the king instead. After his father’s death, he became tormented with guilt and regret, converted to Buddhism, and supported the compilation of the Buddha’s teachings during the First Council.

Translation by Lowell Cook
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru

King of Magadha who was initially hostile to the Buddha before later becoming his devoted follower.

Translation by Laura Dainty
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru

King of Magadha and son of king Bimbisāra. He reigned during the last ten years of the Buddha’s life and about twenty years after. He overthrew his father and through invasion expanded the kingdom of Magadha. After his father’s death, he became tormented with guilt and regret, converted to Buddhism, and supported the Buddha and his community.

Translation by Dr. Fumi Yao
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru

The son of King Bimbisāra.

Translation by Bruno Galasek-Hul
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru

The son of Bimbisāra, ruler of Magadha at the time of the Buddha, who committed patricide, usurped his father’s throne, and conspired with Devadatta to take over the saṅgha. He later repented and became a lay disciple of the Buddha.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru

The king of Magadha contemporary of the historical Buddha.

Translation by James Gentry
  • Ajātaśatru
  • མ་སྐྱེས་དགྲ།
  • ma skyes dgra
  • Ajātaśatru