84000 Glossary of Terms

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གང་པོ། | Glossary of Terms

  • གང་པོ།

  • གང་བ།
  • gang po
  • gang ba
  • pūrṇa
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Publications: 16
  • Pūrṇa
  • གང་པོ།
  • gang po
  • pūrṇa
Definition in this text:

One of the first to join the Buddha’s renunciate order. He followed his friend Yaśas into the Buddhist order.

  • Pūrṇa
  • གང་པོ།
  • gang po
  • pūrṇa
Definition in this text:

See “Pūrṇa Maitrāyaṇīputra.”

  • Pūrṇa
  • གང་པོ།
  • gang po
  • pūrṇa
Definition in this text:

See “Pūrṇa Maitrāyaṇī­putra.”

  • Pūrṇa
  • གང་པོ།
  • gang po
  • pūrṇa
Definition in this text:

Close Śravaka disciple of the Buddha.

  • Pūrṇa
  • གང་བ།
  • gang ba
  • pūrṇa
Definition in this text:

Hearer present in the circle around Śākyamuni.

  • Pūrṇa
  • གང་པོ།
  • gang po
  • pūrṇa
Definition in this text:

One of the monks attending this teaching in Śrāvastī, at Jeta Grove.

  • Pūrṇa
  • གང་པོ།
  • gang po
  • pūrṇa
Definition in this text:

One of the closest disciples of the Buddha, famous for his ability to teach.

  • Pūrṇa
  • གང་པོ།
  • gang po
  • pūrṇa
Definition in this text:

A monk and disciple of the Buddha. At least six different disciples in the canonical texts have this name (see UT22084-047-001-2361), but the Pūrṇa in this text is likely to be the same Pūrṇa as in The Exemplary Tale of Pūrṇa (see UT22084-047-001-2356).

  • Pūrṇa
  • གང་པོ།
  • gang po
  • pūrṇa
Definition in this text:

A pupil of the Buddha who was preeminent in teaching.

  • Pūrṇa
  • གང་པོ།
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  • pūrṇa AO
Definition in this text:

One of the principal disciples of the Buddha.

  • Pūrṇa
  • གང་པོ།
  • gang po
  • pūrṇa
Definition in this text:

One of the four great hearers.

  • Pūrṇa
  • གང་པོ།
  • gang po
  • pūrṇa
Definition in this text:

Śrāvaka disciple of the Buddha noted for his ability as a preacher of the Hinayāna teaching, especially skillful in the conversion and training of young monks; also known as Pūrṇa­maitrāyaṇī­putra. See also UT22084-060-005-934.

  • Pūrṇa
  • གང་པོ།
  • gang po
  • pūrṇa
Definition in this text:

Same as Pūrṇa Maitrāyaṇīputra.

  • Pūrṇa
  • གང་པོ།
  • gang po
  • pūrṇa
Definition in this text:

At least five different disciples of the Buddha in the canonical texts have this name, but the Pūrṇa in this text is likely to be the eminent disciple of the Buddha from Kapilavastu, nephew of Ājñātakauṇḍinya who ordained him, and described as the foremost disciple in explaining the doctrine.

  • Pūrṇa
  • གང་པོ།
  • gang po
  • pūrṇa
Definition in this text:

A shortened form of Pūrṇamaitrāyaṇīputra.

  • Pūrṇa
  • གང་བ།
  • gang ba
  • pūrṇa
Definition in this text:

One of the śrāvakas attending the delivery of the MMK; one of the distinguished brahmins of Mathurā.