Makasa Jataka, aka: Makasa-jātaka; 2 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Once, in a border village in Kasi, there lived a number of carpenters. One day, one of them, a bald, grey haired man, was planing some wood when a mosquito settled on his head and stung him. He asked his son who was sitting by to drive it away. The boy raised an axe, and meaning to drive away the mosquito, cleft his fathers head in two, killing him. The Bodhisatta, a trader, saw this incident. Better an enemy with sense than such a friend, said he.

The story was related in reference to some inhabitants of a hamlet in Magadha who were worried by mosquitoes when working in the jungle. One day they armed themselves with arrows, and while trying to shoot the mosquitoes, shot each other. The Buddha saw them outside the village greatly disabled because of their folly. J.i.246 48.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Makasa, (fr. Vedic maśaka viâ *masaka›makasa: see Geiger, P. Gr. § 472) mosquito Vin. II, 119; S. I, 52 (a° free from m.); A. II, 117; Sn. 20; J. I, 246; Sdhp. 50. See also cpd. ḍaṃsa°.

—kuṭikā mosquito net or curtain Vin. II, 119, 130. —vījanī mosquito fan Vin. II, 130. (Page 511)

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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