Tinduka Jataka, aka: Tinduka-jātaka; 2 Definition(s)
Tinduka 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
The Bodhisatta was once the leader of eighty thousand monkeys. Near their dwelling place was a village where grew a tinduka tree, whose sweet fruits were eaten by the monkeys. But the people came and built a village near the tree and the monkeys could no longer take the fruit. One night, when the villagers were asleep, they crept up to the tree and began eating the fruit. A villager gave the alarm and the monkeys were in great danger of being slain when dawn came. But the Bodhisatta comforted them and kept them in good humour until they were rescued by his nephew, Senaka, who set fire to the village, distracting the attention of the people, thus allowing the monkeys to escape.
The story was related in illustration of the Bodhisattas sagacity (J.ii.76f).
Senaka is identified with Mahanama the Sakiyan. v.l. Tinduka.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
Tinduka, (Sk. tinduka) the tree Diospyros embryopteris D. I, 178 (v. l. tiṇḍ°; J. V, 99; tiṇḍukāni food in a hermitage J. IV, 434; VI, 532.—tindukakandarā Npl. the T. cave Vin. II, 76.—See also timbaru & timbarūsaka. (Page 303)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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