Maddi, Maddī: 2 definitions
Maddi 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
Wife of Vessantara whose first cousin she was, being the daughter of the Madda king. When Vessantara went into exile, she, with her two children, Jali and Kanhajina, accompanied him. At Vankagiri she and the children occupied one of the hermitages provided for them by Vissakamma, at Sakkas orders. While she was getting fruit and leaves, Jujaka obtained from Vessantara the two children as slaves. Maddi the previous night had had a dream warning her of this, but Vessantara had consoled her. When she came back from her quest for food later than usual, the gods having contrived to detain her, she found the children missing, and searched for them throughout the night. It was at dawn the next day, on her recovery from a death like swoon, that Vessantara told her of the gift of the children, describing the miracles, which had attended the gift and showing how they presaged that he would reach Enlightenment. Maddi, understanding, rejoiced herself in the gift.
The next day Sakka appeared in the guise of a brahmin and asked Vessantara, to give him Maddi as his slave. Seeing him hesitate, Maddi urged him to let her go, saying that she belonged to him to do as he would with her. The gift was made and accepted by Sakka. He then, however, gave her back, with praises of Vessantara and Maddi. For these details see the Vessantara Jataka; we also Cyp.i.9; Mil.117, 281 f; J.i.77; DhA.i.406.
Maddi is identified with Rahulamata.
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
maddi : (aor. of maddati) crushed; trampled on; subjugated.
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 Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 7 - No Similes to illustrate Perfections < [Chapter 2 - Rare Appearance of a Buddha]
Part 10a - The method of fulfilling the Perfection of Generosity (Dāna Pāramī) < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Part 9 - Greatness of the Pāramīs < [Chapter 7 - The Attainment of Buddhahood]
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Becoming of Buddha and Defeating Sensual Pleasure < [Part 3 - Discourse on proximate preface (santike-nidāna)]
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)