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སཱ་རིའི་བུ། | Glossary of Terms

    སཱ་རིའི་བུ།

    sA ri’i bu

    Śāriputra

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One of the principal śrāvaka disciples of the Buddha, paired with Maudgalyā­yana, he was renowned for his discipline and for having been praised by the Buddha as foremost of the wise. His father, Tiṣya, named him Śāriputra, “Śārikā’s Son,” to honor Śāriputra’s mother Śārikā.

Translation by Robert Miller
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

The wisest of Buddha’s disciples. Śāriputra’s father Tiṣya named him Śāriputra, “Śārikā’s Son,” to honor Śāriputra’s mother Śārikā.

Translation by Andreas Doctor · Catherine Dalton
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

Also known as Śāradvatīputra. He was one of the closest disciples of the Buddha, known for his pure discipline and, of the hearer disciples, considered foremost in wisdom.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤ་རིའི་བུ།
  • sha ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

“The son of Śāri,” the Buddha’s principal pupil, who passed away before the Buddha.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra
  • 舍利子
  • 舍利弗
Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the main disciples of the Buddha, known for his wisdom.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart · Nika Jovic
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra
  • 舍利弗

One of the closest disciples of the Buddha Śākyamuni, known for his insight.

Translation by Jake Nagasawa · ErdeneBaatar Erdene-Ochir · Jaakko Takkinen
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the chief disciples of the Buddha.

Translation by Dr Karen Liljenberg · Dr Ulrich Pagel
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra
Translation by Dr. Karen Liljenberg
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

Close Śravaka disciple of the Buddha.

Translation by Catherine Dalton · Heidi Koppl · James Gentry · Cortland Dahl · Hilary Herdman · Andreas Doctor
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra
Translation by Andreas Doctor · Zachary Beer · Thomas Doctor
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • śāriputra

One of the closest disciples of the Buddha, known for his pure discipline and, of the disciples, considered foremost in wisdom.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

The Buddha’s principal pupil, who passed away before the Buddha. Also called “Śārisuta”, “Tiṣya” and “Upatiṣya.”

Translation by Julia Stenzel · Ngawang Rinchen Gyaltsen · Tsewang Gyaltsen
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

Śrāvaka arhat, one of the most important followers of the Buddha.

Translation by Miguel Sawaya · Luke Hanley
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the foremost disciples of the Buddha, renowned for his wisdom and regarded by the tradition as a principal compiler of the Abhidharma.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

“The son of Śāri.” The Buddha’s principal pupil, who passed away before the Buddha.

Translation by Andreas Doctor
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra
Translation by Zachary Beer
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the Buddha’s primary śrāvaka followers, known as the compiler of the Abhidharma teachings.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Timothy Hinkle
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the main disciples of the Buddha.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤའ་རིའི་བུ།
  • sh’a ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

See Śāradvatīputra.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the closest disciples of the Buddha, known for his pure discipline and, of the disciples, considered foremost in wisdom.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the closest disciples of the Buddha Śākyamuni, known for his pure observance of discipline.

Translation by Gyurmé Avertin
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the closest disciples of the Buddha, known for his wisdom.

Translation by Tenpa Tsering
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the main disciples (śrāvaka) of the Buddha.

Translation by Robert A. F. Thurman
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རི་བུ།
  • shA ri bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the major śrāvaka disciples, paired with Maudgalyāyana, and noted for having been praised by the Buddha as foremost of the wise; hence, the most frequent target for Vimalakīrti’s attacks on the śrāvakas and on the Hinayāna in general.

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Translation by Anna Zilman · Adam Krug
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the principal hearer disciples of the Buddha, paired with Maudgalyā­yana, he was renowned for his discipline and for having been praised by the Buddha as foremost of the wise. His father, Tiṣya, named him Śāriputra, “Śārikā’s Son,” to honor Śāriputra’s mother Śārikā.

Translation by Dr. Karen Liljenberg · Dr. Ulrich Pagel
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

A monk (bhikṣu) and disciple of the Buddha.

Translation by Gregory Forgues · Rolf Scheuermann
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra
Translation by James B. Apple Ph.D.
  • Śāriputra
  • སཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • sA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra
Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤ་ར་དྭ་ཏིའི་བུ།
  • sha ra dwa ti’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the closest disciples of the Buddha, known for his pure observance of discipline.

Translation by Lowell Cook
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra
  • 舍利弗

One of the foremost disciples of the Buddha, known for his wisdom.

Translation by Zachary Beer
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the closest disciples of the Buddha, known for his pure observance of discipline.

Translation by Gregory Forgues · Dennis Johnson · Khenpo Konchok Tamphel
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རི་བུ།
  • shA ri bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the major hearers, paired with Maudgalyāyana, and noted for having been praised by the Buddha as foremost of the wise; hence, the most frequent target for Vimalakīrti’s attacks on the śrāvakas and on the Hinayāna in general. Also known as Śāradvatīputra.

Translation by Raktrul Ngawang Kunga Rinpoche · Rebecca Hufen · Jason Sanche · Arne Schelling · Sonam Spitz
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • śāriputra

Along with Maudgalyāyana, Śāriputra was one of the two main disciples of the Buddha. Known as a great arhat, he requested some important teachings such as the Prajnāpāramitā sūtras, and is particularly famous for his discriminating insight (prajñā).

Translation by Karen Liljenberg · Ulrich Pagel
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the closest disciples of the Buddha, known for his pure discipline and considered foremost in wisdom.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

The same as Śāradvatīputra.

Translation by Chloé Cramer · Ben Ewing · Lowell Cook · Oriane Lavole
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the closest disciples of the Buddha, known for his pure observance of discipline.

Translation by Adam Krug
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • śāriputra

One of the principal disciples of the Buddha, known for his pure discipline.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

“The son of Śāri.” One of the Buddha Śākyamuni’s closest disciples, who was known for his wisdom.

Translation by Ana Cristina Lopes
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of Buddha’s main disciples.

Translation by Annie Bien
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the closest disciples of the Buddha, known for his pure observance of discipline.

Translation by Bruno Galasek-Hul
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the two chief disciples of the historical Buddha.

Translation by Ruth Gamble · Tenzin Ringpapontsang
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the Buddha’s two principal monastic disciples.

Translation by Ruth Gamble · Tenzin Ringpapontsang
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the Buddha’s two principal monastic disciples.

Translation by Laura Dainty
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the closest disciples of the Buddha, known for his pure discipline.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the śrāvakas attending the delivery of the MMK; one of the eight great śrāvakas.

Translation by James Gentry
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra
Translation by Adam Krug · Dr. Andreas Doctor
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

Along with Maudgalyāyana, one of Buddha Śākyamuni’s two main disciples, known as the foremost in insight.

Translation by Stefan Mang · Lowell Cook
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤཱ་རིའི་བུ།
  • shA ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

One of the closest disciples of the Buddha, known for his wisdom and pure observance of discipline.

Translation by James Gentry
  • Śāriputra
  • ཤ་རིའི་བུ།
  • sha ri’i bu
  • Śāriputra

Close disciple of the Buddha.