Anantajina: 1 definition


Anantajina 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

An epithet of the Buddha.

When Upaka, the ajivika, saw the Buddha, and heard of his attainments, Anantajina was one of the names he used in uttering the Buddhas praises (ThagA.i.220).

Later, when having quarrelled with his wife Capa, he sought the Buddha at Savatthi, it was Anantajina he asked for. Ibid., 222; SnA.i.260; MA.i.389.

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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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