Anamatagga: 2 definitions
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
anamatagga : (adj.) one whose beginning is unknown.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Anamatagga, (adj.) (ana (= a neg.) + mata (fr. man) + aggā (pl.). So Dhammapāla (avidit-agga ThA.289); Nāṇakitti in Ṭīkā on DhsA.11; Trenckner, Notes 64; Oldenberg, Vin. Texts II, 114. Childers takes it as an + amata + agga, and Jacobi (Erzähl. 33 and 89) and Pischel (Gram. § 251) as a + namat (fr. nam) + agga. It is Sanskritized at Divy 197 by anavarāgra, doubtless by some mistake. Weber, Ind. Str. III, 150 suggests an + āmrta, which does not suit the context at all). Ep. of Saṃsāra “whose beginning and end are alike unthiṅkable”, i. e., without beginning or end. Found in two passages of the Canon: S.II, 178, 187 sq. = III, 149, 151 = v.226, 441 (quoted Kvu 29, called Anamatagga-pariyāya at DhA.II, 268) and Th.2, 495, 6. Later references are Nd2 664; PvA.166; DhA.I, 11; II, 13, 32; Sdhp.505. (Cp. anāmata and amatagga, and cp. the English idiom “world without end”. The meaning can best be seen, not from the derivation (which is uncertain), but from the examples quoted above from the Saṃyutta. According to the Yoga, on the contrary (see e. g., Woods, Yoga-system of Patañjali, 119), it is a possible, and indeed a necessary quality of the Yogī, to understand the beginning and end of Saṃsāra). (Page 31)
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 Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Chapter XII - The Jātaka of Śiri < [Volume II]
Chapter IV(a) - The story of Abhiya < [Volume I]
Chapter IX(a) - The Five Hundred Merchants (prose) < [Volume III]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 3 - Delivery of the Rahulovada Sutta to Rāhula < [Chapter 31 - The Monk Sudinna, the Son of the Kalanda Merchant]
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
The Doctrine of Paticcasamuppada (by U Than Daing)
A Correct Vision (by Venerable Professor Dhammavihari)
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)