Assakanna, Assakaṇṇa, Assa-kanna: 3 definitions
Assakanna 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)
One of the mountains round Sineru (SnA.ii.443; Sp.i.119). It is higher than Vinataka, and between these two flows the Sidantara Samudda. J.vi.125.
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).
Languages of India and abroad
assakaṇṇa : (m.) 1. Sal tree; 2. name of a mountain.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Assakaṇṇa refers to: N. of a tree, Vatica Robusta, lit. “horse-ear” (cp. similarly Goth. aíhva-tundi the thornbush, lit. horse-tooth) J. II, 161; IV, 209; VI, 528.
Note: assakaṇṇa is a Pali compound consisting of the words assa and kaṇṇa.
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 Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Buddha Chronicle 6: Sobhita Buddhavaṃsa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
Buddha attributes (5): Lokavidū < [Chapter 42 - The Dhamma Ratanā]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 541: Nimi-jātaka < [Volume 6]
Jataka 547: Vessantara-jātaka < [Volume 6]
Visuddhimagga (the pah of purification) (by Ñāṇamoli Bhikkhu)
(1) Recollection of the Enlightened One < [Chapter VII - Six Recollections (Cha-anussati-niddesa)]