Attadattha: 2 definitions


Attadattha 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»] — Attadattha in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

When the Buddha announced that he would pass away in four months, many puthujjana monks, out of affection for him, stayed near him, not knowing what to do. But Atthadattha, determined to realise the aim of his pabbajja in the Buddhas lifetime, dwelt apart, in earnest striving. His action was reported to the Buddha who, on learning what his purpose was, greatly praised him and held him up as an example to the others. At the end of the Buddhas sermon the Thera became an arahant. DhA.iii.158-64.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Attadattha in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

attadattha : (m.) one's own welfare.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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