Avidure-nidana, Avidūre-nidāna, Avidurenidana: 1 definition

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Avidure-nidana 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

The story of Gotama the Buddha, from the time of his leaving the Tusita heaven until the attainment of his Enlightenment at the foot of the Bodhi tree, is called Avidure Nidana (J.i.2;47-77).

The whole of the story agrees word for word with the account given in the Madhuratthavilasini,

Buddhaghosas Commentary on the Buddhavamsa; possibly they were both drawn from the same source. PLC.125-6.

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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