Sigala, Sigāla: 3 definitions
Sigala 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)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
See Sigalovada Sutta.
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 dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
sigāla : (m.) a jackal.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Sigāla, (śṛ°) (cp. Vedic sṛgāla; as loan-word in English= jackal) a jackal D. II, 295; III, 24 sq.; A. I, 187; S. II, 230, 271; IV, 177 sq. (text singāla); IV, 199; J. I, 502; III, 532 (Pūtimaṃsa by name).—sigālī (f.) a female jackal J. I, 336; II, 108; III, 333 (called Māyāvī); Miln. 365.—See also siṅgāla. (Page 708)
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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The Gospel of Buddha (by Paul Carus)
A Correct Vision (by Venerable Professor Dhammavihari)
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 142: Sigāla-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
Jataka 113: Sigāla-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
Jataka 259: Tirīṭa-Vaccha-jātaka < [Book III - Tika-Nipāta]
Dhammapada (Illustrated) (by Ven. Weagoda Sarada Maha Thero)
Verse 331-333 - The Story of Māra < [Chapter 23 - Nāga Vagga (The Great)]
Verse 78 - The Story of Venerable Channa < [Chapter 6 - Paṇḍita Vagga (The Wise)]
Cetasikas (by Nina van Gorkom)
Banner of the Arahants (by Bhikkhu Khantipalo)