Rajagahasetthi, Rājagahasetthi: 1 definition


Rajagahasetthi 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

Evidently not a proper name, but the title of the Treasurer of Rajagaha (See, e.g., DhA.i.232). In the time of the Buddha, the setthi was the brother in law of Anathapindika and was a devout follower of the Buddha; he was responsible for the meeting between the Buddha and Anathapindika (For details see Anathapindika). He had a slave girl named Punna (DhA.iii.321ff ) and a slave Punna, who later became a setthi, and whose daughter, Uttara, was given in marriage to the son of the Rajagahasetthi. This latter was an unbeliever, but was later converted and became a sotapanna. See VvA.63ff. for details.

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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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