Jaliya, Jāliya: 1 definition



Jaliya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hindi. 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

A paribbajaka who, with his friend Mandissa, visited the Buddha at the Ghositarama (D.i.159). The Buddha preached to them the Jaliya Sutta (q.v.). According to the Patika Sutta, when Jaliya heard that Patika could not come to hold a discussion with the Buddha at Vesali, he went to the Tindukkhana paribbajakarama and tried to get Patikaputta to come. But the latter was unable to come, being fixed in his seat. Jaliya thereupon spoke insultingly to him, calling him boaster, etc. (D.iii.22ff).

Jaliya is described as darupattakantevasi, because, says the Commentary (DA.i.319), his teacher used to beg for alms with a wooden bowl.

context information

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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