Ajita () (1) ［阿逸多］ ( Aitta): Another name for Bodhisattva Maitreya. Ajita means invincible.
(2) ［阿逸多］ ( Aitta): A follower of Shakyamuni whose story appears in the Nirvana Sutra, where the great physician Jīvaka relates it to assure Ajātashatru that his grave offenses can be eradicated. When Ajātashatru broke out in virulent sores and repented for having killed his father, Jīvaka advised him to seek the teachings of Shakyamuni and told him the following story: Ajita, who lived in Vārānasī, had an incestuous relationship with his mother and killed his father. When his mother had relations with another man, he killed his mother as well. He also killed an arhat. He then went to Jetavana Monastery in Shrāvastī and sought admission to the Buddhist Order. Knowing that he had committed three of the five cardinal sins, the monks refused him. In anger, he burned down many of the monastery buildings and then went to Rājagriha to meet Shakyamuni and seek entry into the Order. Shakyamuni granted him admission and expounded teachings to eradicate his serious offenses and arouse in him the aspiration for supreme enlightenment.
(3) ［阿耆多］ ( Agita): Also known as Agnidatta. See Agnidatta.