Vesarajjanana, Vesārajjañāṇa, Vesarajja-nana: 1 definition


Vesarajjanana 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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Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

Vesārajjañāṇa or simply Vesārajja (“self-confidence”) 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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