Aramadanda, Ārāmadanda: 1 definition

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Aramadanda 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)

[«previous next»] — Aramadanda in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A brahmin. Once when Maha Kaccana was staying at Varana on the banks of the Kaddamadaha, Aramadanda came to see him and asked him why nobles quarrelled with nobles, brahmins with brahmins, and householders with householders. Because of their bondage and servitude to sensual lusts, answered Maha Kaccana; and for the same reason recluses quarrelled with recluses. Is there anybody in the world who has passed beyond this bondage? Yes, said Maha Kaccana, in Savatthi lives the Exalted One, and he proceeded to describe the Buddhas virtues. Aramadanda stood up with clasped hands and, turning in the direction of Savatthi, he uttered his adoration of the Buddha. Thenceforward he became a disciple of Maha Kaccana. A.i.65-7.

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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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