Padanjali Jataka, aka: Pādañjali-jātaka; 1 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Brahmadatta, king of Benares, had a son Padanjali, who was an idle loafer. When the king died, the courtiers, headed by the Bodhisatta who was the chaplain, went to test him. At everything the boy sneered with a superior air, whether it were right or wrong; and the Bodhisatta was made king in his stead.

The story was related in reference to Laludayi, who once curled his lip in scorn when the two chief disciples were praised. LaIudayi is identified with Padanjali. J.ii.263f.

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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