Majjha; 3 Definition(s)


Majjha 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

See Megha.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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majjha : (m.) the middle; the waist. (adj.), middle.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Majjha, (adj.) (Vedic madhya, cp. Lat. medius, Gr. mέssos, Goth. midjis=Ohg. mitti, E. middle) middle, viz. 1. of space: of moderate height D. I, 243 (contrasted with ucca & nīca).—2. of time: of middle age Sn. 216 (contrasted with dahara young & thera old).—3. often used adv. in Loc. majjhe in the middle; i.e. (a) as prep. in between, among (-° or with Gen.) Pv. I, 111, 114; J. I, 207 (sakuṇānaṃ); DhA. I, 182 (vasana-gāmassa); PvA. 11 (parisā°). majjhe chetvā cutting in half J. V, 387.—(b) in special dogmatic sense “in the present state of existence, ” contrasted with past & future existences (the latter combined as “ubho antā” at Sn. 1040). The explanation of majjhe in this sense is at Nd1 434: “majjhaṃ vuccati paccuppannā rūpā” etc. (similarly at Nd2 490).—Sn. 949 (in sequence pubbe majjhe pacchā), 1099 (id.); Dh. 348 (pure majjhe pacchato; i.e. paccuppannesu khandhesu DhA. IV, 63).—4. (nt.) majjhaṃ the middle DhA. I, 184 (tassa uramajjhaṃ ghaṃsentī). (Page 514)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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