Seniya, aka: Seṇiya; 3 Definition(s)
Seniya 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
1. Seniya. A naked ascetic who practised the Canine vow, behaving like a dog. After his visit to the Buddha, as recorded in the Kukkuravatika Sutta (q.v.), he joined the Order and, in due course, became an arahant. M.i.387ff.
2. Seniya. The personal name, according to Buddhaghosa, of King Bimbisara (MA.i.292; but see SNA.ii.448, mahatiya senaya samannagatatta), who is almost always referred to as Seniya Bimbisara. Dhammapala says (UdA.104), however, that Bimbisara was called Seniya either because he had a large army, or because he belonged to the Seniya gotta (mahatiya senaya samannagatatta va Seniyagottata va).Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
Languages of India and abroad
seṇiya : (m.) a guild-master.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Seniya, (fr. senā) belonging to an army, soldier J. I, 314. (Page 723)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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Vinaya Pitaka (1): The Analysis of Monks’ Rules (Bhikkhu-vibhanga) (by I. B. Horner)
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)
The story of the merchant’s son < [8. Robes (Cīvara)]
The story of King Bimbisāra < [8. Robes (Cīvara)]
On King’s service < [1. Going forth (Pabbajjā)]
A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)
The Gospel of Buddha (by Paul Carus)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Biography (1): Sujātā, Wife of the Householder of Bārāṇasī < [Chapter 45b - Life Stories of Female Lay Disciples]
The Buddha (by Piyadassi Thera)