Jambukhadaka, Jambukhādaka: 2 definitions
Jambukhadaka 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
The Samyutta Nikaya records visits paid by him to Sariputta at Nalakagama and discussions between them on various topics, such as nibbana, arahantship, the asavas, sakkaya, ignorance, the Noble Eightfold Path, etc. (S.iv.251-60)
The Commentary (SA.iii.91) says that he was a nephew of Sariputta and a channa paribbajaka.
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).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Jambukhādaka (जम्बुखादक) is the name of a according to a Brahmacārin and nephew of Śāriputra according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXII).—Accordingly, “Thus the Brahmacārin Yen feou k’ia (Jambukhādaka) asked Śāriputra: ‘What is most difficult in Buddhism?’ Śāriputra replied: ‘The religious life is difficult’. Jambukhādaka continued: ‘But where is the difficulty?’ ‘For the monastic, compliance with the Dharma (dharmābhirati) is difficult’. ‘For the monastic who complies with the Dharma, what is difficult?’ The cultivation of all the good dharmas (sarvakuśaladharmabhāvanā) is difficult’. This is why the religious life should be embraced”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Jambukhadaka Samyutta, Paramassasa Sutta, Assasa Sutta, Arahatta Sutta, Dhammavadi Sutta, Sakkaya Sutta, Kimatthi Sutta, Upadana Sutta, Nibbana Sutta, Bhava Sutta, Ogha Sutta, Dukkha Sutta, Tanha Sutta, Kokalika.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
The Life of Sariputta (by Nyanaponika Thera)
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Nina Van Gorkom)
The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux (by Satkari Mookerjee)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)