Anjana Vana, Ancana Vana: 1 definition


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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A garden at Saketa. In it was a Deer park where the Buddha used to stay. On one such occasion Kakudha came to see him (S.i.54), and also the Paribbajaka Kundaliya (S.v.73) who lived near by. Here were preached the Saketa Sutta, (S.v.219) the Saketa Jataka (J.i.308; DhA.iii.317ff.; SnA.531) and the Jara Sutta.

When Ananda was staying there a nun of the Jatila persuasion visited him and questioned him on the use of samadhi (A.iv.427-8).

The Thera Jambugamiyaputta (ThagA.i.86; SnA.531) dwelt there while yet a novice. Once the Buddha was staying at Anjanavana with a large company of monks and some of the monks slept on the sandbanks of the river Sarabhu near by. During the night floods rose and the Thera Gavampati controlled the water by his mystic powers (Ibid., i.104; Thag.v.38).

The elder Bhuta (ThagA.i.494) stayed in Anjana vana while visiting his relatives in Saketa, and the Thera Anjanavaniya spent the rainy season there on a couch (ThagA.i.127). There Sujata met the Buddha, and having listened to his discourse became an arahant (Thig.vv.145-50).

In ancient times the king of Kosala used to hunt in this garden, thus it was that the deer Nandiya met him (J.iii.270f).

The garden was so called because it was thickly covered with anjanna creepers that bore collyrium coloured flowers. Others say that anjana is the name of a spreading tree (ThagA.i.128; SA.iii.195).

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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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