Asayha; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Asayha 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)

A rich setthi of Bheruva. He gave generously to holy men and to the needy. After death he was born in Tavatimsa.

A former servant of Ankura, who had settled down as a tailor in Bheruva, used to show the way to those who sought the house of Asayha, and was, therefore, reborn as a powerful Yakkha (PvA.112).

In the Peta Vatthu stanzas Asayha is once spoken of as Angirasa (p.25, v.23).

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Asayha in Pali glossary... « previous · [A] · next »

asayha : (adj.) unbearable.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Asayha, (adj.) (a + sayha, grd. of sah = Sk. asahya) impossible, insuperable J. VI, 337. Usually in cpd. °sāhin conquering the unconquerable, doing the impossible, acchieving what has not been achieved before Th. 1, 536, Pv. II, 922 (Aṅgīrasa); It. 32. (Page 88)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Ankura
Aṅkura (अङ्कुर) or Aṅkūra refers to the “sprouts” (of trees), as mentioned in a list of four sy...
Angirasa
Aṅgīrasa (अङ्गीरस).—(= Pali id. in meaning 1; regular Sanskrit would be Āṅgirasa, q.v.), (1) ep...
Sahin
Sāhin, (—°) (adj.) (fr. sah) enduring It. 32. See asayha°. (Page 707)

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