Salaka Jataka, Sālaka-jātaka: 2 definitions

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Salaka 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)

[«previous next»] — Salaka Jataka in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A snake charmer had a monkey called Salaka, whom he trained to play with a snake; by this means the man earned his living. During a feast he entrusted the monkey to his friend, the Bodhisatta born as a merchant, and when he returned seven days later he beat the monkey and took him away. When the man wais asleep the monkey broke away and refused to be enticed back by the man.

The story was related in reference to an Elder who ill treated a novice ordained by him. Several times the novice returned to the lay life, but came back at the Elders request, but in the end he refused to be persuaded. The novice was the monkey. J.ii.266f.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Salaka Jataka in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sālaka, (Sk. syāla+ka) a brother-in-law J. II, 268. (Page 706)

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context information

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.

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