Vajja: 3 definitions
Vajja means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
vajja : (nt.) nt. fault; a musical instrument. (adj.), which should be avoided; what should be told. || vajjā (v.), he would say.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
1) Vajja, vajjā, vajjuṃ: Pot. of vad, see vadati. (Page 593)
2) Vajja, 2 (adj. -nt.) (cp. Sk. vādya, grd. of vad) 1. “to be said, ” i.e. speaking D. I, 53 (sacca°=sacca-vacana DA. I, 160). See also mosa-vajja.—2. “to be sounded, ” i.e. musical instrument J. I, 500 (°bheri). (Page 593)
3) Vajja, 1 (nt.) (grd. of vajjati, cp. Sk. varjya) that which should be avoided, a fault, sin D. II, 38; S. I, 221; Vin. II, 87 (thūla° a grave sin); A. I, 47, 98; IV, 140; Ps. I, 122; Dh. 252; VbhA. 342 (syn. with dosa and garahitabba); KhA 23 (paṇṇatti° & pakati°), 24 (id.), 190 (loka°); DA. I, 181 (=akusala-dhamma). frequent in phrase: aṇumattesu vajjesu bhaya-dassāvin “seeing a source of fear even in the slightest sins” D. I, 63; S. V, 187 and passim. —°dassin finding fault Dh. 76 (explained in detail at DhA. II, 107).—anavajja & sāvajja, the relation of which to vajja is doubtful, see avajja. (Page 593)
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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Vajja (वज्ज) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Tras.
2) Vajja (वज्ज) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Varja.
3) Vajja (वज्ज) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vad.
4) Vajja (वज्ज) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vādya.
5) Vajja (वज्ज) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Varya.
6) Vajja (वज्ज) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Varja.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+6): Vajjabhumi, Vajjada, Vajjadadeva, Vajjadeva, Vajjakanda, Vajjalu, Vajjam, Vajjamana, Vajjamdhara, Vajjamka, Vajjamkusi, Vajjamta, Vajjana, Vajjanaa, Vajjanaya, Vajjaniya, Vajjara, Vajjara, Vajjara, Vajjarana.
Ends with (+16): Ajbhovavajja, Ajbhuvavajja, Anavajja, Anavajja, Anupavajja, Anuvajja, Avajja, Lokavajja, Mosavajja, Niravajja, Nivajja, Nivajja, Nivajja, Ovajja, Padivajja, Parivajja, Parivajja, Parivvajja, Pariyavajja, Pavajja.
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Vinaya Pitaka (2): Bhikkhuni-vibhanga (the analysis of Nun’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
Dhammapada (Illustrated) (by Ven. Weagoda Sarada Maha Thero)
Verse 252 - The Story of Meṇḍaka the Rich Man < [Chapter 18 - Mala Vagga (Impurities)]
Verse 318-319 - The Story of the Disciples of Non-Buddhist Teachers < [Chapter 22 - Niraya Vagga (Hell)]
A Correct Vision (by Venerable Professor Dhammavihari)
Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 6e - Reflective Knowledge (Paccavekkhana Ñāṇa) < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Buddhist Monastic Discipline (by Jotiya Dhirasekera)