Palayi Jataka: 1 definition


Palayi Jataka 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Once the Bodhisatta was king of Takkasila. Brahmadatta, king of Benares, marched on his city with a large army, hoping to capture it; but on seeing the towers on the city gates, he took fright and fled.

The story was told in reference to a mendicant who loved arguing. He could find no one to contradict him until he came to Savatthi, where was the Buddha. Forthwith he set off for Jetavana; but on seeing the gate towers, he fled (J.ii.216ff). See also Dutiya Palayi Jataka.

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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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