Sammunjani, Sammuñjanī: 2 definitions



Sammunjani 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»] — Sammunjani in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

So called because he was always sweeping. One day he saw Revata in his cell and thought him an idler. Revata read his thoughts, and, wishing to admonish him, asked him to return after a bath. When Sammunjani did so, Revata preached to him on the duties of a monk. Sammunjani became an arahant, and all the rooms remained unswept. The monks, reported this to the Buddha, who, however, declared him free from blame, since there was no need for him to continue sweeping. DhA.iii.168 f.

context information

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»] — Sammunjani in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sammuñjanī : (f.) a broom.

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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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