Candabha Jataka, Candābha-jātaka: 1 definition

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Candabha 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The Bodhisatta was once an ascetic and, at the moment of his death, answered his disciples inquiries with the words moonlight and sunlight. When his chief pupil (identified with Sariputta) interpreted the words, his colleagues did not believe him until the Bodhisatta appeared in mid air and said that whoever meditated on the sun and the moon would be born in the Abhassara world (J.i.474).

The Jataka was preached about the interpretation of a problem by Sariputta at the gates of Sankassa.

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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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