Samudda Jataka, aka: Samudda-jātaka; 2 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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The Bodhisatta was once a sea spirit, and heard a water crow flying about, trying to check shoals of fish and flocks of birds, saying, Dont drink too much sea water, be careful of emptying the sea. The sea spirit, seeing his greediness, assumed a terrible shape and frightened him away.

The story was related in reference to the great greediness of Upananda the Sakyan (q.v.). He is identified with the water crow. J.ii.441f.

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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Pali-English dictionary

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Samudda, (cp. Vedic samudra, fr. saṃ+udra, water) a (large) quantity of water, e.g. the Gaṅges; the sea, the ocean D. I, 222; M. I, 493; A. I, 243; II, 48 sq.; III, 240; D. III, 196, 198; S. I, 6, 32, 67; J. I, 230; IV, 167, 172; Dh. 127; Nd1 353; SnA 30; PvA. 47, 104, 133, 271; explained by adding sāgara, S. II, 32; four oceans S. II, 180, 187; ThA. 111. Often characterized as mahā° the great ocean, e.g. Vin. II, 237; A. I, 227; II, 55; III, 52; IV, 101; SnA 371; DhA. III, 44. Eight qualities: A. IV, 198, 206; popular etymology Miln. 85 sq. (viz. “yattakaṃ udakaṃ tattakaṃ loṇaṃ, ” and vice versa); the eye etc. (the senses), an ocean which engulfs all beings S. IV, 157 (samudda=mahā udakarāsi).—Cp. sāmuddika.

—akkhāyikā (f.) tales about the origin of the sea, cosmogony Vin. I, 188; M. I, 513 sq.; D. I, 8; DA. I, 91. —ṭṭhaka situated in the ocean J. VI, 158. —vīci a wave of the ocean Vism. 63. (Page 688)

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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