Upajjhaya, aka: Upajjhāya; 4 Definition(s)


Upajjhaya 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A gatekeeper of Mandavya, summoned by him to drive out Matanga. J.iv.382.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

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a spiritual teacher; preceptor i.e. a bhikkhu of more than ten Rains who has the authority to confer full monastic ordination.

Source: Amaravati: Glossary

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Pali-English dictionary

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upajjhāya : (m.) spiritual teacher or preceptor.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Upajjhāya, (Vedic upādhyāya, upa + adhi + i, līt. “one who is gone close up to”) a spiritual teacher or preceptor, master. Often combd. with ācariya e.g. Vin. I, 119; Nd1 350; the ācariya being only the deputy or substitute of the upajjhāya. Vin. I, 45, 53, 62, 120; IV, 130; S. I, 185; A. II, 66, 78; III, 69; SnA 346; DhA. II, 93; PvA. 55, 60, 230.—A short form of upajjhāya is upajjha, found in the Vinaya, e.g. at Vin. I, 94; III, 35; with f. upajjhā Vin. IV, 326. (Page 141)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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