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.
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:
- to have attained to a perfect Enlightenment of which it cannot be said that it omits anything essential to it;
- to have destroyed all cankers (āsava), leaving none that can be said to be undestroyed by him;
- that what were declared by him as obstacles to liberation are undeniably such;
- that his teaching fulfils its purpose of actually leading to final liberation from suffering.
(See A.IV.8; VII.58; M.12.)
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: 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)
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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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 16 - What is the Fruit of the Pāramīs < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Part 11 - The Attainment of Buddhahood < [Chapter 7 - The Attainment of Buddhahood]
Part 14 - Making the Joyful, Solemn Utterance (Udāna) < [Chapter 7 - The Attainment of Buddhahood]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)