Rakkhita: 4 definitions
Rakkhita 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
1. Rakkhita Thera. He was born in a noble Sakyan family of Vedehanigama (? Devadaha) and was one of the five hundred youths given by the Sakyan and Koliyan chiefs to provide an escort to the Buddha, as an acknowledgement of his having prevented war between them. When the Buddha preached the Kunala Jataka, Rakkhita, realizing the dangers of sensuality, developed insight, and later became an arahant.
In the time of Padumuttara Buddha he heard the Buddha preach and praised his eructation (Thag.79; ThagA.i.173). He is evidently identical with Sobhita Thera of the Apadana. Ap.i.163f.
2. Rakkhita Thera. He was sent to the Vanavasa country to convert it at the end of the Third Council. Floating in the air amid the people, he preached the Anamatagga Samyutta. Sixty thousand people embraced the new religion and thirty seven thousand joined the Order, five hundred viharas being founded. Mhv.xii.4, 31ff.; Dpv.viii.7; Sp.i.63, 66.
3. Rakkhita. See Maharakkhita in the Somanassa Jataka.
4. Rakkhita. The Bodhisatta born as an ascetic. See Mahamangala Jataka.
5. Rakkhita. Son of Lokita and Moggallana and brother of Kitti (afterwards Vijayabahu I.). Cv.lvii.42.
6. Rakkhita Thera. See Buddharakkhita.
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).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: archive.org: The Mahavastu
Rakkhita (रक्खित) or Rakkhita Kumāra.—In the Mahāmaṅgala Jātaka (IV. 72 ff) the Buddha, as the bodhisatta Rakkhita Kumāra (cf. the name Rakṣita here) is asked to define what constitutes things of good omen, and he replies by confuting popular notions about good luck and giving instead a list of moral qualities the possession, or the possessor, of which alone can confer blessings on men. The parallel Mahāmaṅgala Sutta of Khp. and Sn. has the same motive, as well as the Ratana Sutta of the same two works.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
rakkhita : (pp. of rakkhati) protected; guarded; observed; preserved.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Rakkhita, (pp. of rakkhati) guarded, protected, saved S. IV, 112 (rakkhitena kāyena, rakkhitāya vācāya etc.); A. I, 7 (cittaṃ r.); Sn. 288 (dhamma°), 315 (gottā°); VvA. 72 (mātu°, pitu° etc.); PvA. 61, 130.—Note. rakkhitaṃ karoti at Mhvs 28, 43 Childers translates “take under protection, ” but Geiger reads rakkhike and translates “appoint as watchers. ”
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with: Devarakkhita, Dhammarakkhita, Gottarakkhita, Kala Buddharakkhita, Maha Buddharakkhita, Maha Sangharakkhita, Mahadhammarakkhita, Maharakkhita, Pingala Buddharakkhita, Ruhirakkhita, Samrakkhita, Sangharakkhita, Surakkhita, Urubuddharakkhita, Urudhammarakkhita, Urusangharakkhita, Yonaka Dhammarakkhita.
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Search found 9 books and stories containing Rakkhita; (plurals include: Rakkhitas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 4 - Kāḷa Buddha Rakkhita Thera < [Chapter 23 - The Buddha’s Fifth Vassa at Vesali]
Part 3 - The story of Pālileyyaka elephant < [Chapter 28 - The Buddha’s Tenth Vassa at Pālileyyaka Forest]
A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on the stanza on okkhitta-cakkhu (eye thrown downwards) < [Commentary on biography of Silent Buddhas (Paccekabuddha)]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
The Book of Protection (by Piyadassi Thera)
Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)