Seggu Jataka, Seggu-jātaka: 1 definition


Seggu 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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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The story of greengrocers who, in order to test his daughter, Seggu, took her to the woods and made as if wishing to seduce her. But she begged for his protection, and he, convinced of her virtue, gave her in marriage to a good young man.

The story was told in reference to a greengrocer of Savatthi, who similarly tested his daughter. The characters in both stories were identical. J.ii.179f.

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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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