Yaso & Yasa

neuter glory, fame, repute success, high position. On term as used with ref. to the brahmin see Fick, Sociale Gliederung 128, 129. The prevailing idea of Dhammapāla is that yaso consists of a great retinue, & company of servants, followers etc. This idea is already to be found at DN.i.118 = DN.i.126 where y. is founded on parisā (cp. DN-a.i.143 on DN.i.48; DN-a.i.298: yasasā ti āṇā-ṭhapana-samatthatāya). See e.g. Vv-a.122 (yaso = parivāra); Pv-a.137 (yasasā mahati parivāra-sampattiyā); cp. Ja.i.134 (rājā mahantena yasena uppanaṃ gacchati)
■ DN.i.137 (as quality of a king); DN.iii.260, DN.iii.286; Ja.iv.275 sq. (dibba y. as one of the 10 qualities of greatness, viz. divine duration of life, complexion, happiness, fame, power, and the 5 sense-objects rūpa, sadda, gandha, rasa, phoṭṭhabba The same 10 are found at Pv.ii.958, 59); AN.i.15; AN.ii.32 AN.ii.66, AN.ii.188; AN.iii.31, AN.iii.47 sq.; AN.iv.95, AN.iv.195 sq.; Dhp.24, Dhp.303 (+ bhoga); Thag.554; Mnd.147; Pv.iii.3#5 (= dev’ iddhi Pv-a.189); Vv.29#1; Ja.i.134; Ja.vi.468; Mil.291 (bhoga +) Vism.393; Sdhp.306, Sdhp.518
yasaṃ deti to give credit Ja.i.180. mahā-yaso great fame Ja.i.46 (v. 266), cp yas-agga the highest (of) fame Ja.i.51, where coupled with lābh-agga the greatest gain. The latter combination is stereotype in the Niddesa (see e.g. Cnd.55), where the 4 worldly ideals are given in sequence lābha, yaso pasaṃsā, sukha
■ With kitti we find yaso at Snp.817 (see defn & exegesis at Mnd.147)
■ Opp. ayasa DN.iii.260, DN.iii.286; AN.ii.188; AN.iv.157 sq.

  • -dāyika giving (or a giver of) repute Ja.vi.285
  • -mada pride of fame Vb-a.467
  • -mahatta greatness of fame Vism.233
  • -lābha the gain of fame Ja.iii.516 (+ dhanalābha)

Vedic yaśaḥ (nt.). The word follows the ; declension, but preserves & favours the instr; yasasā after the ; decl. (like mano, ceto etc,), e.g. at Ja.i.134
■ In the nom. & acc. sg. both forms; yaso yasa(ṃ); occur; in compounds the form yasa˚; is the usual yaso as masc. is found at Snp.438