Araka Jataka, Araka-jātaka: 1 definition

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Araka 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Araka Jataka in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The Bodhisatta was once born in a brahmins family and was named Araka; when he grew up he embraced the religious life and lived in the Himalaya as a teacher with a large following. He taught his pupils the value of the four brahmaviharas. After his death he was born in the Brahma world and remained there for seven aeons.

The story was told to the monks at Jetavana in reference to the Metta Sutta (J.ii.60-2).

context information

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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