Assaroha, Assāroha, Assa-aroha: 3 definitions

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Assaroha 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Probably a nickname for the horse trainer whose visit to the Buddha is recorded in the Assa Sutta. He is described as a gamani (head man of a village). S.iv.310.

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

assāroha : (m.) jockey; a rider.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Assāroha refers to: one who climbs on a horse, a rider on horseback, N. of an occupation “cavalry” D. I, 51 (+ hatthâroha; expld. at DA. I, 156 by sabbe pi assācariyaassavejja-assabhaṇḍādayo).

Note: assāroha is a Pali compound consisting of the words assa and aroha.

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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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