ananda


ananda
/ah"neuhn deuh/, n. Hinduism.
perfect bliss. Cf. Sat-cit-ananda.
[ < Skt ananda- joy, happiness]

* * *

flourished 6th century BC, India

First cousin and disciple of the Buddha.

A monk who served as the Buddha's personal attendant, he became known as the "beloved disciple." It was Ananda who persuaded the Buddha to allow women to become nuns. By tradition, he was the only intimate disciple of the Buddha who had not attained enlightenment before his master's death; he attained that state just before the first Buddhist Council (с 544 or 480 BC), when he recited from memory the Sutta Pitaka. He is represented as the author of several Buddhist discourses.

* * *

▪ Buddhist monk
flourished 6th century BC, India

      first cousin of the Buddha and one of his principal disciples, known as his “beloved disciple” and devoted companion.

      Ananda entered the order of monks in the second year of the Buddha's ministry and in the 25th year was appointed his personal attendant. According to the Vinaya Pitaka texts, he persuaded the Buddha, much against the Buddha's own inclination, to allow women to become nuns. Of the Buddha's intimate disciples, Ananda alone had not attained enlightenment when the Buddha died. He attained it, however, just before the first council (c. 544 or 480 BC), at which he repeated the Sutta Pitaka (“Basket of Discourse”). He is represented as being the interlocutor in many discourses and the actual author of several. A collection of verses is ascribed to him in the Theragatha. According to tradition, he lived to the age of 120.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ananda — (del sánscrito आनन्द, ānanda, ‘alegría, felicidad suprema’) fue primo hermano de Buda Śākyamuni (el Buda histórico) y uno de sus principales discípulos. Ananda recitando el Sutra pitaka en el Primer Concilio Budista. Nació en la región de Kapila… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ananda — Ānanda was one of many principal disciples and a devout attendant of the Buddha. Amongst the Buddha s many disciples, Ānanda had the most retentive memory and most of the suttas in the Sutta Pitaka are attributed to his recollection of the Buddha …   Wikipedia

  • Ânanda — Ananda Ananda récitant le Suttapitaka lors du premier concile ; fresque de temple laotien Ānanda (Ch:阿難, A Nan) « Félicité » en sanscrit, était le cousin et l’un des principaux disciples du Bouddha dont il fut l’assistant personnel …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ananda — récitant le Suttapitaka lors du premier concile ; fresque de temple laotien Ānanda (Ch:阿難, A Nan) « Félicité » en sanskrit, était le cousin et l’un des principaux disciples du Bouddha dont il fut l’assistant personnel pendant vingt …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ananda — (skt. für Abwesenheit von Unglück, sprich: Glück, 5. Jh. v. Chr.), ein Cousin des Buddha, war in den letzten Jahren des Lebens des Buddha sein Lieblingsjünger. Er gilt als Bewahrer des Dharma, da er nach dessen Tod (Erlöschen) als Zeuge für die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ananda —    Ananda literally means “bliss.” In Hinduism, ananda is the bliss beyond comprehension that is experienced when one is in communion with or has realized in totality the Godhead.    Ananda is seen as an aspect of the Divine and is often… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Ananda — (Hararit,Израиль) Категория отеля: Адрес: Hararit, Hararit, 20182, Израиль …   Каталог отелей

  • ananda — (n.) in Hindu theology, bliss, from Skt. ananda joy, happiness, bliss, from stem of nandati he rejoices, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ananda — Anánda m DEFINICIJA bud. Buddhin mlađi bratić, najmiliji učenik i legendarni vjerni sljedbenik; napisao važne budističke tekstove; prema legendi živio 120 godina …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Ananda — /ah neuhn deuh/, n. fl. early 5th century B.C., favorite disciple of Gautama Buddha. * * * flourished 6th century BC, India First cousin and disciple of the Buddha. A monk who served as the Buddha s personal attendant, he became known as the… …   Universalium