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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A Nigantha who had two interviews with the Buddha, as recorded in the Cula Saccaka Sutta and Maha Saccaka Sutta. He is addressed as Aggivessana, that being his gotta name (the Agnivesyayanas).
Buddhaghosa says (MA.i.450; cf. J.iii.1, where Sivavatika is called Avavadaka) that both his parents were Niganthas, skilled debaters, who married at the suggestion of the Licchavis, because they were unable to defeat each other in argument. The Licchavis provided for their maintenance. Four daughters were born to them: Sacca, Lola, Patacara and Sivavatika. These engaged in a discussion with Sariputta, and were defeated by him. Having then entered the Order, they became arahants. Saccaka was their brother and was the youngest of them. He was a teacher of the Licchavis and lived at Vesali.
When Saccaka was defeated by the Buddha as stated in the Cula Saccaka Sutta, one of the Licchavis, Dummukha, compared him to a crab in a pool, its claws being smashed one after the other and unable to return to the pool. Saccaka, owned defeat, and begged the Buddha to take a meal at his house. The Buddha agreed, and Saccaka became his follower (M.i.234f).
It is said (MA.i.469f) that, in a later birth, long after the Buddhas death, Saccaka was born in Ceylon as the Thera Kala Buddharakkhita and attained arahantship.
Saccaka, is identified with Senaka of the Maha Ummagga Jataka. J.vi.478.
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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Ends with: Maha Saccaka.
Full-text: Saccaka Sutta, Maha Saccaka, Cula Saccaka Sutta, Lola, Mahasaccaka Sutta, Dummukha, Sacca, Satyaka, Aggivessana, Kutadanta, Kala Buddharakkhita, Assaji, Avavadaka, Kutagarasala, Senaka, Vajirapani, Cullakalinga Jataka, Ariyapariyesana Sutta, Ajivika, Nigantha.
Search found 14 books and stories containing Saccaka; (plurals include: Saccakas). 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 3 - The wandering ascetic Saccaka < [Chapter 23 - The Buddha’s Fifth Vassa at Vesali]
Part 4 - Kāḷa Buddha Rakkhita Thera < [Chapter 23 - The Buddha’s Fifth Vassa at Vesali]
Buddha attributes (6): Anuttaropurisa damma sārathi < [Chapter 42 - The Dhamma Ratanā]
Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh (early history) (by Prakash Narayan)
The Buddha and the Jains < [Chapter 4 - Social Process, Structures and Reformations]
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
In Asoka’s Footsteps (by Nina Van Gorkom)
A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)
Philosophy of language in the Five Nikayas (by K.T.S. Sarao)
2.5(c). Majjhima Nikāya (The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha) < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]