Sarajita, aka: Sarājita; 2 Definition(s)


Sarajita 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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A Niraya in which those who die in battle are born (S.iv.311). The Commentary (SA.iii.100) says that it is not a distinctive purgatory, but a part of Avici, where fighters of all sorts fight in imagination. Cf. Saranjita.

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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Sarājita, denomination of a purgatory and its inhabitants S. IV, 309 sq. Various readings Parājita and Sarañjita. (Page 698)

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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