Maddava: 3 definitions
Maddava 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
1. Maddava. King of Benares. The Bodhisatta was his councillor Senaka. See the Dasannaka Jataka. J.iii.337.
2. Maddava. King of Sagala in the Madda country. His daughter was given in marriage to Anitthigandha of Benares, but she died on the way to her husbands house. SNA.i.69.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
maddava : (nt.) softness; mildness; a soft thing. (adj.), mild; gentle; soft.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Maddava, (adj. nt.) (fr. mṛdu, cp. Epic Sk. mārdava) 1. mild, gentle, soft, suave Dhs. 1340; Vbh. 359; Miln. 229 (cittaṃ mudukaṃ m. siniddhaṃ), 313 (mudu°), 361 (among the 30 best virtues, with siniddha & mudu). ‹-› 2. (fr. madda) as Np. name of a king, reigning in Sāgala, the capital of Madda.—3. withered Dh. 377 (=milāta DhA. IV, 112).—nt. maddavaṃ mildness, softness, gentleness Sn. 250 (ajjava+), 292 (id.); J. III, 274 (as one of the 10 rāja-dhammā); V, 347 (=mettacittaṃ); DhsA. 151. See also sūkara°. (Page 518)
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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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 30 - The Story of Cunda, the Goldsmith’s Son < [Chapter 40 - The Buddha Declared the Seven Factors of Non-Decline for Rulers]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on the stanza on contact (samsagga) < [Commentary on biography of Silent Buddhas (Paccekabuddha)]
In Asoka’s Footsteps (by Nina Van Gorkom)