Gandatindu-jataka, Gaṇḍatindu-jātaka: 1 definition

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Gandatindu-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)

[«previous next»] — Gandatindu-jataka in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Pancala, king of Kampilla, is a wicked monarch, and his subjects, harassed by his officers, suffer great oppression. The Bodhisatta, born as the divinity of a gandatindu tree, becoming aware of this, appears in the kings bedchamber and urges him to give up his evil ways and find out for himself the condition of his subjects. The king, taking this advice, travels about in disguise with his chaplain. Everywhere he finds men, women and even the beasts cursing his very name. He returns to the capital and devotes himself to good works (J.v.98ff).

The introductory story is given in the Rajovada Jataka (q.v.).

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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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