Vesarajja, Vesārajja: 3 definitions


Vesarajja 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

Vesārajja (“self-confidence”) [or Vesārajjañāṇa] of a Buddha is fourfold. He is confident:

  1. to have attained to a perfect Enlightenment of which it cannot be said that it omits anything essential to it;
  2. to have destroyed all cankers (āsava), leaving none that can be said to be undestroyed by him;
  3. that what were declared by him as obstacles to liberation are undeniably such;
  4. that his teaching fulfils its purpose of actually leading to final liberation from suffering.

(See A.IV.8; VII.58; M.12.)

context information

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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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vesārajja : (nt.) self-confidence.

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

Vesārajja, (nt.) (abstr. formation fr. visārada, i.e. *vaiśāradya) (the Buddha’s or an Arahant’s) perfect selfconfidence (which is of 4 kinds), self-satisfaction, subject of confidence. The four are given in full at M. I, 71 sq. viz. highest knowledge, khīṇāsava state, recognition of the obstacles, recognition & preaching of the way to salvation. See also D. I, 110; J. II, 27; A. II, 13; III, 297 sq.; IV, 83, 210, 213; M. I, 380; Ps. II, 194; Nd2 466B; DhA I 86; DA. I, 278; KhA 104; VvA. 213; Sdhp. 593. (Page 650)

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context information

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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