Vaccha Sutta, aka: Bandha Sutta, Bandha-sutta; 2 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A conversation between the Buddha and Vacchagotta Paribbajaka. Vacchagotta asks, and the Buddha explains, why, unlike the various Paribbajakas, the Buddha does not say whether the world is eternal or not, or make various similar statements. Vacchagotta puts the same question to Moggallana and receives the same answer. Vacchagotta expresses his admiration of the fact that teacher and pupil should agree so closely. S.iv.395f.; cp. S.iii.257f.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Bandha, (adj.) (cp. Vedic bandha, fr. bandh) 1. bond, fetter It. 56 (abandho Mārassa, not a victim of M.); Nd1 328 (taṇhā°, diṭṭhi°); ThA. 241.—2. one who binds or ties together, in assa° horsekeeper, groom J. II, 98; V, 441, 449; DhA. I, 392.—3. a sort of binding: maṇḍala° with a circular b. (parasol) Vin. IV, 338, salāka° with a notched b. ibid.—4. a halter, tether Dpvs. I, 76.—Cp. vinibandha. (Page 481)

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

1) Vaccha, 2 (=rukkha, fr. vṛkṣa) a tree; only in mālā° an ornamental plant Vin. II, 12; III, 179; Vism. 172; DhA. II, 109. (Page 592)

2) Vaccha, 1 (Vedic vatsa, lit. “one year old, a yearling”; cp. Gr. e)/tos year, Sk. vatsara id. Lat vetus old, vitulus calf; Goth. wiprus a year old lamb=Ohg. widar=E. wether) a calf Dh. 284; J. V, 101; Vism. 163 (in simile), 269 (id.; kūṭa° a maimed calf); DhsA. 62 (with popular etym. “vadatī ti vaccho”); VvA. 100, 200 (taruṇa°). ‹-› On vaccha in similes see J. P. T. S. 1907, 131.

—giddhinī longing for her calf S. IV, 181. —gopālaka a cow-herd Vism. 28. —danta “calf-tooth, ” a kind of arrow or javelin M. I, 429; J. VI, 448. —pālaka cow-herd Vv 512. (Page 592)

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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