Samagama, aka: Sāmagāma, Samāgama, Sama-gama; 8 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Samāgama (समागम).—Concourse, coming in close quarters; cf. साङ्गसमागमे (sāṅgasamāgame) R.T.224

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Samagama. A Sakiyan village where the Samagama Sutta (below) was preached (M.ii.243). There was a lotus pond in the village (A.iii.309).

The Vedhanna probably lived there, because, according to the Pasadika Sutta (D.iii.117), the Buddha was in the mango grove of the Vedhanna Sakiyans when the news, as given in the Samagama Sutta, of Nigantha Nataputtas death, was brought to him.

According to Buddhaghosa (MA.ii.829) the village was called Samagama, Samakanam ussanatta.

1. Samagama Sutta. While the Buddha is at Samagama, news is brought to Ananda by Cunda Samanuddesa of the death of Nigantha Nataputta at Pava, and of the division of his followers into two factions engaged in fighting each other. Ananda gives the news to the Buddha, who asks if there be any difference of opinion among monks regarding the Buddhas teaching. No, answers Ananda, but adds that such differences may arise after the Buddhas death. The Buddha says that quarrels regarding rigours of regimen or of the Vinaya are of little concern. It is quarrels regarding the Path or the course of training that are really important. He then explains the six causes from which disputes grow, the four adjudications (adhikarana) regarding disputes, and the seven settlements of adjudication- by giving a summary verdict in the presence of the parties, a verdict of innocence, of past insanity; confession may be admitted; a chapters decision may be taken; there is also specific wickedness and there is covering up. Then there are six things which lead to conciliations: acts of love, words of love, sharing equally whatever gifts one receives, strict practice of virtue without flaw or blemish, and the holding of noble views which make for salvation (M.ii.243 51; cf. the Pasadika Sutta).

Buddhaghosa adds (MA.ii.840) that, while in the Kosambiya Sutta the Sotapattimagga is called sammaditthi, in this sutta, Sotapattiphala itself is so called.

2 Samagama Sutta. The Buddha was once staying near the lotus pond at Samagama and late at night is visited by a deva. After saluting the Buddha, he states that there are three things which lead to a monks failure:

delight in worldly activity delight in talk delight in sleep

So saying, he departs. The next day the Buddha relates to the monks the Devas statement and adds three other things which lead to failure:

delight in company evil speaking friendship with bad men. A.iii.309f.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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India history and geogprahy

Sāmagāma (सामगाम) is the name of ancient Śākya village in the vicinity of Kapilavatthu: an ancient locality situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Kapilavatthu the capital of the Śākya country, named after the Ṛṣi Kapila. The Lalitavistara calls [Kapilavatthu as] Kapilavastu and sometimes Kapilapura or Kapilāhvayapura. According to Yuan Chwang it was about 500 li south-east from the neighbourhood of Srāvastī. Besides Kapilavastu there were also other Śākya towns: Cātumā, Sāmagāma, Ulumpā, Devadaha, Sakkara, Sīlavatī and Khomadussa.

The Buddha once dwelt in the Sakka country in Sāmagāma and delivered the Sāmagāma Sutta. The Aṅguttara Nikāya also tells us that the Buddha once dwelt at Sāmagāmaka in the country of the Śākyas on the bank of a tank.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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samāgama : (m.) meeting with; an assembly.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Samāgama, (saṃ+āgama) meeting, meeting with, intercourse A. II, 51; III, 31; Miln. 204; cohabitation D. II, 268; meeting, assembly J. II, 107; Miln. 349; DhA. III, 443 (three: yamaka-pāṭihāriya°; dev’orohaṇa°; Gaṅgārohaṇa°). (Page 684)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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samāgama (समागम).—m (S) Company, society, coming or being together generally: also conjunction, combination, coalition, consociation: also concurrence or concert; concomitance, consubsistence &c. samāgamēṃ With, together with, along with.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

samāgama (समागम).—m Company. Conjunction, coa- lition.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Samāgama (समागम).—

1) Union, meeting, encountering, combination; अहो दैवगतिश्चित्रा तथापि न समागमः (aho daivagatiścitrā tathāpi na samāgamaḥ) K. P.7; R.8.4, 92;19.16.

2) Intercourse, association, society; as in सत्समागमः (satsamāgamaḥ).

3) Approach, arrival.

4) Conjuction (in astr.).

Derivable forms: samāgamaḥ (समागमः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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