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Gahapati Vagga, 2 Definition(s)

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Gahapati, (gaha+pati. Vedic gṛhapati, where pati is still felt in its original meaning of “lord, ” “master, ” implying dignity, power & auspiciousness. Cp. Sk. dampati=dominus=despόths; and pati in P. senāpati commander-in-chief, Sk. jāspati householder, Lat. hospes, Obulg. gospoda=potestas, Goth. brūp-faps, bride-groom, hunda-faps=senāpati. See details under pati.) the possessor of a house, the head of the household, pater familias (freq.+seṭṭhi).—1. In formulas: (a) as regards social standing, wealth & clanship: a man of private (i.e. not official) life, classed w. khattiyā & brāhmaṇā in kh°-mahāsālā, wealthy Nobles, brahm°mahāsālā, do. Brahmins, gah° —m° well-to-do gentry S.I, 71; Nd2 135; DhA.I, 388.—kh°-kula, br°-kula, g°-kula the kh°, etc. clans: Vin.II, 161; J.I, 218. kh°, amaccā, br°, g.° D.I, 136.—(b) as regards education & mode of life ranking with kh°, br°, g.° and samaṇā Vin.I, 227; A.I, 66; Nd2 235, see also cpd.—paṇḍita.‹-› 2. Other applications: freq. in combn brāhmaṇagahapatikā priests & yeomen: see gahapatika. In combn w. gahapatiputta (cp. kulaputta) it comprises the members of the g. rank, clansmen of the (middle) class, and implies a tinge of “respectable people” esp. in addresses. So used by the Buddha in enumerating the people as gahapati vā gah°-putto vā aññatarasmiṃ vā kule paccājāto D.I, 62; M.I, 344. gahapatī ca gahapatāniyo householders and their wives A.II, 57. In sg. the Voc. gahapati may be rendered by “Sir” (Miln.17 e.g. and freq.), & in pl. gahapatayo by “Sirs” (e.g. Vin.I, 227; M.I, 401; A.II, 57).—As regards occupation all resp. businesses are within the sphere of the g., most frequently mentioned as such are seṭṭhino (see below) & cp. seṭṭhi° Vin.I, 16, but also kassaka, farmer A.I, 229, 239 sq.; and dārukammika, carpenter A.III, 391. Var. duties of a g. enum. at A.I, 229, 239.—The wealth & comfortably-living position of a g. is evident from an expression like kalyāṇa-bhattiko g. a man accustomed to good food Vin.II, 77=III, 160.—f. gahapatānī Vin.III, 211, 213 sq., 259 (always w. gahapati); DhA.I, 376; pl. gahapatāniyo see above.—Note. The Gen. sg. of gahapati is °ino (J.I, 92) as well as —issa (Vin.I, 16; D.III, 36).—3. Single cases of gahapatis, where g. almost assumes the function of a title are Anāthapiṇḍika g. Vin.II, 158 sq.; S.I, 56; II, 68; A.II, 65; J.I, 92; PvA.16; Meṇḍaka g. Vin.I, 240 sq.; Citta S.IV, 281 sq.; Nakulapitā S.II, 1 sq.; Potaliya M.I, 359; Sandhāna D.III, 36 sq.; Hāliddikāni S.II, 9.—See next.

—’aggi the sacred fire to be maintained by a householder, interpreted by the Buddha as the care to be bestowed on one’s children & servants A.IV, 45; see enum. under aggī at A.IV, 41; D.III, 217; —cīvara the robe of a householder (i.e. a layman’s robe) Vin.I, 280 sq.; °dhara wearing the householder’s (private man’s) robe (of a bhikkhu) M.I, 31; A.III, 391 sq.; —necayika (always with brāhmaṇa-mahāsālā) a business man of substance D.I, 136; III, 16 sq.; —paṇḍita a learned householder. Cp. above 1 (b), together w. khattiya°, etc. M.I, 176, 396; w. samaṇa-brāhmaṇa° Miln.5; —parisā a company of gahapatis (together w. khattiya°, etc., see above) Vin.I, 227; M.I, 72; D.III, 260; —putta a member of a g. clan D.I, 62, 211; M.I, 344; S.III, 48, 112; PvA.22; —mahāsāla a householder of private means (cp. above 1 a) usually in combn with khattiya°, etc. D.III, 258; S.I, 71; IV, 292; A.II, 86; IV, 239; —ratana the “householder-gem” one of the seven fairy jewels of the mythical overlord. He is a wizard treasure-finder (see ratana) D.II, 16, 176; Sn.p. 106. Cp. Rh.D. Dialogues etc. II.206. (Page 248)

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1. Gahapati Vagga - The sixth section of the Majjhima Nikaya. M.i.339-413.

2. Gahapati Vagga - The third section of the Atthaka Nipata of the Anguttara Nikaya. It contains ten suttas, including the Buddhas praises of Ugga of Vesali, Ugga of Hatthigama, and Hatthaka Alavaka. A.iv.208-35.

3. Gahapati Vagga - The fifth chapter of the Nidana Samyutta. S.ii.68-80.

4. Gahapati Vagga - The thirteenth chapter of the Salayatana Samyutta. It contains conversations between various eminent householders on the one side, and the Buddha and the monks on the other. S.iv.109-24.

Added: 12.Apr.2009 | Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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