Ajjuna: 3 definitions
Ajjuna 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)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
1. Ajjuna Thera. Son of a councillor of Savatthi. In his youth he first joined the Order of the Niganthas; being dissatisfied, he was won over by the Buddhas Twin miracle and, entering the Order, reached arahantship (Thag.v.88; ThagA.i.186). He is evidently to be identified with Salapupphadayaka Thera of the Apadana (i.169).
In Vipassi Buddhas time he was born as a lion and gave the Buddha a flowering branch of a sala tree.
He was also once a cakkavatti, named Verocana.
2. Ajjuna - A Pacceka Buddha, who lived ninety one kappas ago. Panasaphaladayaka Thera (q.v.) gave him a ripe jackfruit. Ap.i.297.
3. Ajjuna - A Pacceka Buddha who lived ninety four kappas ago. Ajelaphaladayaka Thera gave him an of ajela fruit. Ap.ii.446.
4. Ajjuna - The seventh son of Devagabbha and Upasagara ; one of the Andhakavenhuputta. J.iv.81; Pv.93.
5. Ajjuna - King of the Kekaka, and a great archer. He annoyed the sage Gotama and was destroyed in spite of his bulk and his thousand arms (J.v.267). In the Sarabhanga Jataka he is mentioned as having sinned against Angirasa (J.v.135; also DA.i.266). He is identified with Arjuna, called Kartaviraya of the Kathasaritsagara (ii.639), and in the Uttarakanda of the Ramayana (Sarga 32).
He used to offer sacrifices to the gods (J.vi.201).
6. Ajjuna - The eldest of the five sons of King Pandu, all of whom were married to Kanha. On discovering her liason with a hunchbacked slave and her treachery towards themselves, they gave her up and retired to Himava (J.v.425f). Ajjuna was previous birth of the bird king Kunala (J.v.427).
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).
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
ajjuna : (m.) 1. the tree Pentapatera Arjuna; 2. name of a prince.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Ajjuna, (Vedic arjuna, to raj; cp. Gr. a)rgόs white, a)ρguros silver, Lat. argentum) the tree Pentaptera Arjuna J.VI, 535; DhA.I, 105 (°rukkha). (Page 10)
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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Ends with: Pajjuna.
Full-text: Keka, Salapupphadayaka, Sahassabahu, Panasaphaladayaka, Arjuna, Sattisula, Sahadeva, Panduraja, Kanha, Mahimsaka, Angirasa, Nakula, Rajati, Uggata, Kunala-jataka, Sarabhanga Jataka, Sambhuta, Anomadassi, Andhakavenhu Putta.
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Buddha Chronicle 7: Anomadassī Buddhavaṃsa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
Supplement (d): The Eight Differences (vematta) < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
Settlement in Early Historic Ganga Plain (by Chirantani Das)
Part 11 - Archaeological surveys in and around Rajgir < [Chapter II - Origin and Function of Rājagṛha as the seat of Monarchy]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 536: Kuṇāla-jātaka < [Volume 5]
Jataka 530: Saṃkicca-jātaka < [Volume 5]
Jataka 454: Ghata-jātaka < [Volume 4]
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)