Aditta Jataka, aka: Āditta-jātaka; 2 Definition(s)
Aditta Jataka means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
Once the Bodhisatta was born as Bharata, King of Roruva, in the country of Sovira. He was very righteous and much beloved, and his chief queen, Samuddavijaya, was wise and full of knowledge.
The king, wishing to give alms to Pacceka Buddhas instead of to others far less holy, consulted the queen, and acting on her advice, made proclamation to his people that they should keep the precepts. He himself observed all holy days and gave great gifts in charity. One day he offered flowers to the eastern quarter, and making obeisance, wished that any Pacceka Buddha in that quarter might come to accept his alms. His wish not being fulfilled, he repeated, on the following days, the same ceremony to the other quarters till, on the fourth day, seven Pacceka Buddhas came to him from the north where they lived in Nandamulapabbhara. The king and queen fed them for seven days and gave them robes and all the other requisites of an ascetic. The Pacceka Buddhas departed one by one, each expressing his thanks in a stanza and exhorting the king and queen to lead pure lives.
The story was related in reference to Pasenadis Asadisadana, to show that wise men of old also gave gifts to holy men, with discretion (J.iii.469-74).
This is evidently the story referred to as the Sucira Jataka in the introduction to the Dasa Brahmana Jataka (J.iv.360) and again as the Sovira Jataka in the introductory story of the Sivi Jataka (J.iv.401).Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
Āditta, (ā + ditta1, Sk. ādīpta, pp. of ā + dīp) set on fire, blazing, burning Vin.I, 34; Kv 209 (sabbaṃ ādittaṃ); S.III, 71; IV, 19, 108; A.IV, 320 (°cela); Sn.591; J.IV, 391; Pv.I, 85 (= paditta jalita PvA.41); Kvu 209; DA.I, 264; PvA.149; Sdhp.599.
—pariyāya the discourse or sermon on the fire (lit. being in fllames) S.IV, 168 sq.; Vin.I, 34; DhA.I, 88. (Page 99)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 2 - King Pasenadī Kosala’s Alms-giving (asadisa-dāna) < [Chapter 35 - Story of Māra]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)