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

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Samugga 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)

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The Bodhisatta was once an ascetic of great iddhi power. Near his hut lived an Asura who from time to time listened to his preaching. One day the Asura saw a beautiful woman of Kasi going with an escort to visit her parents. The Asura swooped down on the party and as soon as the men had fled, took the woman and made her his wife. For her safe protection he put her in a box, which he then swallowed. Some time later the Asura went to bathe, and having taken out the box and let the woman bathe, he allowed her to remain out until he himself had bathed. A son of Vayu, a magician, was travelling through the air, and the woman, seeing him, invited him to her box and there covered him up. The Asura, all unsuspecting, shut up the box and swallowed it. Then he visited the Bodhisatta who said in greeting, Welcome to all three of you. The Asura expressed his surprise, and the Bodhisatta explained the matter to him. The box was produced and the truth of his story proved. The magician went his way and the woman was allowed to go hers.

The story was related to a monk who was hankering after a woman (J.iii.527 31).

It is also referred to (J.v.455) as the Karandaka Jataka.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Samugga, (Class. Sk. samudga) a box, basket J. I, 265, 372, 383; Miln. 153, 247; Sdhp. 360 (read samuggābhaṃ). Samugga-jātaka the 436th Jātaka J. III, 527 sq. (called Karaṇḍaka-Jātaka ibid.; V, 455). (Page 687)

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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Jataka
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Samugga
Samugga, (Class. Sk. samudga) a box, basket J. I, 265, 372, 383; Miln. 153, 247; Sdhp. 360 (r...
Kusa-jataka
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Indriya Jataka
Indriya, (nt.) (Vedic indriya adj. only in meaning “belonging to Indra”; nt. strength, might (...
Gijjha Jataka
Gijjha, (Vedic gṛdhra, cp. gijjhati) 1. (m.) a vulture. Classed with kāka, crow & kulala, hawk ...
Ghata Jataka
Ghata, (nt.) (Vedic ghṛta, ghṛ to sprinkle, moisten) clarified butter VvA.326; Miln.41; Sdhp....
Vattaka Jataka
Vattaka, (adj.) (fr. vatta1) doing, exercising, influencing; in vasa° having power, neg. avasa...
Kapi Jataka
Kapi, (Sk. kapi, original designation of a brownish colour, cp. kapila & kapota) a monkey (freq...
Sigala Jataka
Sigāla, (śṛ°) (cp. Vedic sṛgāla; as loan-word in English= jackal) a jackal D. II, 295; III, 2...
Tittira Jataka
Tittira, (Onomat. cp. Vedic tittira & tittiri, Gr. tatuρas pheasant, Lit. teterva heath-cock; ...
Kosiya Jataka
Kosiya, an owl J. II, 353, cp. Np. Kosiyāyana J. I, 496. Biḷārakosika (and °kosiya) J. IV, 69. ...
Aditta Jataka
Āditta, (ā + ditta1, Sk. ādīpta, pp. of ā + dīp) set on fire, blazing, burning Vin.I, 34; Kv 2...
Kacchapa Jataka
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Kukkura Jataka
Kukkura, (Sk. kurkura, or is it ku-krura? Cp. kurūra) a dog. usually of a fierce character, a h...
Kaka Jataka
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