84000 Glossary of Terms

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ཀ་ལན་ད་ཀ་གནས། | Glossary of Terms

  • ཀ་ལན་ད་ཀ

  • ཀ་ལན་ད་ཀ་གནས་པ།
  • ཀ་ལན་ད་ཀ་གནས།
  • ཀ་ལན་ད་ཀའི་གནས།
  • བྱ་ཀ་ལ་ད་ཀའི་གནས།
  • བྱ་ཀ་ལན་ཏ་ཀ
  • བྱ་ཀ་ལན་ཏ་ཀ་གནས་པ།
  • བྱ་ཀ་ལན་ད་ཀ་གནས་པ།
  • བྱ་ཀ་ལན་ད་ཀ་གནས།
  • བྱ་ཀ་ལན་ད་ཀའི་གནས་པ།
  • བྱ་ཀ་ལན་ད་ཀའི་གནས།
  • འོད་མའི་ཚལ་བྱ་ཀ་ལན་ད་ཀ་གནས་པ།
  • ka lan da ka gnas
  • bya ka lan da ka gnas pa
  • bya ka la da ka’i gnas
  • ka lan da ka
  • ’od ma’i tshal bya ka lan da ka gnas pa
  • bya ka lan da ka gnas
  • ka lan da ka’i gnas
  • bya ka lan da ka’i gnas
  • ka lan da ka gnas pa
  • bya ka lan ta ka
  • bya ka lan da ka’i gnas pa
  • bya ka lan ta ka gnas pa
  • kalandakanivāpa
  • kalandakanivāsa
  • kalandaka
  • veṇuvana kalandakanivāpa
  • veṇuvana kalandaka­nivāsa
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  • Place
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A place where the Buddha often resided, within the Bamboo Park (Veṇuvana) outside Rajagṛha that had been donated to him. The name is said to have arisen when, one day, King Bimbisāra fell asleep after a romantic liaison in the Bamboo Park. While the king rested, his consort wandered off. A snake (the reincarnation of the park’s previous owner, who still resented the king’s acquisition of the park) approached with malign intentions. Through the king’s tremendous merit, a gathering of kalandaka‍—crows or other birds according to Tibetan renderings, but some Sanskrit and Pali sources suggest flying squirrels‍—miraculously appeared and began squawking. Their clamor alerted the king’s consort to the danger, who rushed back and hacked the snake to pieces, thereby saving the king’s life. King Bimbisāra then named the spot Kalandakanivāpa (“Kalandakas’ Feeding Ground”), sometimes (though not in the Vinayavastu) given as Kalandakanivāpa (“Kalandakas’ Abode”) in their honor. The story is told in the Saṃghabhedavastu (Toh 1, ch.17, Degé Kangyur vol.4, folio 77.b et seq.).