Ukkattha, Ukkaṭṭha, Ukkatthā: 3 definitions
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A town in Kosala, near the Himalaya. It has been given, free from all taxes (as brahmadeyya), to Pokkharasati by the king of Kosala, in recognition of the formers skill. It was thickly populated and had much grassland, woodland and corn (D.i.87; DA.i.245). The Icchanangala wood was in the neighbourhood, and when the Buddha was staying in the wood Pokkharasati first sent his pupil Ambattha and then went himself to visit the Buddha (see the Ambattha Sutta).
There was a road which connected Ukkattha with Setavya (A.ii.37) and with Vesali (J.ii.259). Chatta goes from Setavya to Ukkattha to learn under Pokkharasati (VvA.229).
It was in the Subhagavana at Ukkattha that the Mulapariyaya Sutta (M.i.1ff) was preached and the Mulapariyaya Jataka (J.ii.259ff) was related in connection with it. Ukkattha was the residence of Anganika Bharadvaja (ThagA.339).
Buddhaghosa explains (MA.i.9; AA.ii.504) that the city was so called because it was built by the light of torches (ukka) at night, in order that it might be completed within the auspicious time.
In the Brahmanimantika Sutta (M.i.326; but see S.i.142; J.iii.359), the Buddha says that it was while he was residing at Subhagavana that be became aware of the erroneous views of Baka brahma and went to the Brahma world to teach Baka the truth. The Divyavadana calls the city Ukkata (p.621).
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
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
ukkaṭṭha : (adj.) 1. high; prominent; 2. excellent; 3. specialised.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Ukkaṭṭha, (adj.) (pp. of ukkaṃsati) — 1. exalted, high, prominent, glorious, excellent, most frequent opp. to hīna, in phrase hīna-m-ukkaṭṭha-majjhime Vin. IV, 7; J. I, 20 (v. 129), 22 (v. 143); III, 218 (= uttama C.). In other combn. at Vism. 64 (u. majjhima mudu referring to the 3 grades of the Dhutangas); SnA 160 (dvipadā sabbasattānaṃ ukkaṭṭhā); VvA. 105 (superl. ukkaṭṭhatama with ref. to Gotama as the most exalted of the 7 Rishis); Sdhp. 506 (opp. lāmaka).—2. large, comprehensive, great, in ukkaṭṭho patto a bowl of great capacity (as diff. from majjhima & omaka p.) Vin. III, 243 (= uk. nāma patto aḍḍhālhak’odanaṃ gaṇhāti catu-bhāgaṃ khādanaṃ vā tadūpiyaṃ vā byañjanaṃ).—3. detailed, exhaustive, specialised Vism. 37 (ati-ukkaṭṭha-desanā); also in phrase °vasena in detail SnA 181.—4. arrogant, insolent J. V, 16.—5. used as nom at J. I, 387 in meaning “battle, conflict”.—an° Vism. 64 (°cīvara).
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Ukkattha Abbhokasika, Ukkattha Arannika, Ukkattha Ekasanika, Ukkattha Khalupacchabhattika, Ukkattha Nesajjika, Ukkattha Pansukulika, Ukkattha Pattapisoika, Ukkattha Pisoapatika, Ukkattha Rukkhamula, Ukkattha Sapadanacarika, Ukkattha Susanika, Ukkattha Tecivarika, Ukkattha Yathasantatika, Ukkatthana, Ukkatthaniddesa, Ukkatthapariccheda, Ukkatthata.
Ends with: Samukkattha.
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 10 - Story of Pokkharasāti Brahmin and Ambaṭṭha < [Chapter 35 - Story of Māra]
(4) Fourth Pāramī: The Perfection of Wisdom (paññā-pāramī) < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Part 3 - The four type of individuals (puggala) < [Chapter 9 - Patisandhi (the nature of rebirth)]
Domain 1 - Dana (charity) < [Chapter 6 - Ten domains of meritorious actions (ten punna kiriyavatthu)]
Vinaya Pitaka (4): Parivara (by I. B. Horner)
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
Patthana Dhamma (by Htoo Naing)
Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)