Udumbara Jataka, aka: Udumbara-jātaka; 2 Definition(s)
Udumbara 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 story of two monkeys. One, small and red faced, lived in a rock cave. During heavy rains, the other, a large and black faced monkey, saw him, and wishing to have the shelter for himself, sent him away, on the pretext that outside in the forest there was plenty of food to be had. The small monkey was taken in by the trick, and when he came back he found the other monkey, with his family, installed in the cave.
The story was told in reference to a monk who lived comfortably in a village hermitage and was ousted from there by another monk whom he had welcomed as a guest. J.ii.444-6.(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).
Udumbara, (Sk. udumbara) the glomerous fig tree, Ficus Glomerata D. II, 4; Vin. IV, 35; A. IV, 283 (°khādika), 283 (id.), 324 (id.); Sn. 5; DhA. I, 284; SnA 19; KhA 46, 56; VvA. 213. Cp. odumbara. (Page 135)(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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