Kodha Vagga; 2 Definition(s)
Kodha Vagga 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)
1. Kodha Vagga - The sixteenth section of the Duka Nipata of the Anguttara Nikaya. A.i.95-8.
2. Kodha Vagga - The seventeenth section of the Dhammapada.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Kodha, (Vedic krodha fr. krudh, cp. kujjhati) anger. Nearest synonyms are āghāta (Dhs. 1060=Nd2 576, both expositions also of dosa), upanāha (always in chain rāga, dosa, moha, kodha, upanāha) and dhūma (cp. qumόs, Mhg. toûm=anger). As pair k. and upanāha A. I, 91, 95; in sequence kodha upanāha makkha paḷāsa, etc. Nd2 rāga 1.; Vbh. 357 sq.; Vism. 53, 107, 306; in formula abhijjhā byāpāda k. upanāha M. I, 36; A. I, 299=IV. 148; cp. A. IV, 456=V. 209; V, 39, 49 sq. , 310, 361. As equivalent of āghāta Dhs. 1060=Nd2 576, cp. Pug. 18. In other combn: with mada and thambha Sn. 245; kadariya Sn. 362; pesuniya Sn. 928; mosavajja Sn. 866, 868 (cp. S. I, 169). Other passages, e.g. A. I, 283; S. I, 240; Sn. 537, (lobha°); Pv. II, 37; Dh. I, 52 (anattha-janano kodho); PvA. 55, 222.—kodha is one of the obstacles to Arahantship, and freedom from kodha is one of the fundamental virtues of a wellbalanced mind.—mā vo kodho ajjhabhavi “let not anger get the better of you” S. I, 240; māno hi te brāhmaṇa khāribhāro kodho dhūmo bhasmani mosavajjaṃ, etc. “anger is the smoke (smouldering) in the ashes” S. I, 169=Nd2 576.—kodhaṃ chetvā cutting off anger S. I, 41=47=161=237; kodhaṃ jahe vippajaheyya mānaṃ “give up anger, renounce conceit” J. I, 23 25=Dh. 221; kodhaṃ pajahanti vipassino: “the wise give up anger” It. 2=7; panuṇṇa-kodha (adj.) one who has driven out anger Sn. 469; akkodhena jine kodhaṃ conquer anger by meekness Dh. 223=J. II, 4= VvA. 69. Yo ye uppatitaṃ kodhaṃ rathaṃ bhantaṃ va dhāraye tam ahaṃ sārathiṃ brūmi — “He who restrains rising anger as he would a drifting cart, him I call a waggoner” Dh. 222, cp. Sn. 1.—akkodha freedom from anger, meekness, conciliation M. I, 44; S. I, 240 (with avihiṃsā tenderness, kindness); A. I, 95; Dh. 223=J. II, 4=VvA. 69.
—âtimāna anger and conceit Sn. 968. —upāyāsa companionship or association with anger, the state of being pervaded with anger (opp. akkodh°) M. I, 360, 363; often compared with phenomena of nature suggesting swelling up, viz. “uddhumāyika” kodhupāyāsassa adhivacanaṃ M. I, 144; “sa-ummī” It. 114; “sobbho papāto” S. III, 109; —garu “having respect for” i.e. pursuing anger (opp. saddhammagaru) A. II, 46 sq. , 84; —paññāṇa (adj.) knowing the true nature of anger Sn. 96 (cp. SnA 170); —bhakkha feeding on, i.e. fostering anger, Ep. of a Yakkha S. I, 238; —vinaya the discipline or control of anger A. I, 91; V, 165, 167 (combd. with upanāha vinaya). (Page 228)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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