Ambapalivana, Ambapālivana, Ambapali-vana: 2 definitions


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The grove presented by Ambapali to the Buddha and the Order. It was in Vesali and was given to the Buddha during his last tour in that town, at the conclusion of the meal to which Ambapali had invited him (Vin.i.231-3). But both the Buddha and the monks seem to have stayed there previously during their visits to Vesali (thus according to D.ii.94 the Buddha was already in the grove before Ambapali visited him; see also S.v.301, which must refer to an incident before the Buddhas last tour, because Sariputta was still alive).

The Buddha is stated to have preached three suttas in the grove, two of them being on the value of the satipatthana (S.v.141ff). In the third sutta (A.iv.100-6) he dwells on the impermanence of all sankharas and proceeds to describe the process by which the whole world will ultimately be destroyed by seven suns arising in the world and drying everything up. In this sutta appears also the story of the teacher Sunetta, who, even after becoming the Great Brahma, is yet subject to old age and death.

The Samyutta also records a conversation that took place between Anuruddha and Sariputta during a stay in Ambapalivana (S.v.301).

The grove was planted with mangoes and was so called because it belonged to Ambapali. DA.ii.545.

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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Ambapālivana (अम्बपालिवन) or simply Ambapāli is the name of a forest situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country) of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—In the Dīgha Nikāya we find that the Buddha once went from Nādikā to Vesālī and dwelt in the Ambapālivana in Vesālī. This park was a gift from the courtesan named Ambapāli.

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context information

The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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