Aggivessana: 1 definition


Aggivessana 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: Pali Proper Names

Probably the name of a brahmin clan, the Agnivesyayanas, and the Ksatriyas who were so styled, took the name from their brahmin purohitas (Further Dialogues, i.162 n).

The name is used by the Buddha in addressing Saccaka Niganthaputta (M.i.229f; 237f), and also Dighanakha Paribbajaka (M.i.497f).

In the Dantabhumi Sutta (M.iii.128f) the novice Aciravata is thus addressed by Prince Jayasena, who visits him, and also by the Buddha.

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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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