Bhagu: 1 definition
Bhagu 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
1. A famous sage (isi) of old (Vin.i.245; D.i.104, 238, 243; M.ii. 169, 200; A.iii.224; A.iv.61). He was one of the teachers who composed runes combined with the teachings of Kassapa Buddha. DA.i.273, etc.
2. He was born in a Sakiyan family, and having left the world with his clansmen Anuruddha and Kimbila, he dwelt in the village of Bakalona. One day, having left his cell in order to drive away his drowsiness, he fell as he was stepping on to the terrace, and, urged thereby to further effort, he accomplished self mastery and won arahantship. Later, when he was living in the bliss of fruition, the Buddha came to congratulate him on his solitude. Thag.vss.271-4; ThagA.i.380f.; cf. M.iii.155; Vin.i.350, ii.182; DhA.i.56, 133; J.i.140, iii.489; Mil.107.
It is said (SA.ii.222; this sermon is referred to as the Kilesya Sutta) that, on this occasion, the Buddha, after his meal, preached to Bhagu for a whole day and a whole night. The next day Bhagu accompanied the Buddha on his alms round, and turned back when the Buddha proceeded to Pacinavamsa migadaya to see Anuruddha and the others.
In the time of Padumuttara Buddha, Bhagu, was a householder, and, after the Buddhas death, offered flowers to his relics. As a result he was born among the Nimmanarati gods (ThagA.i.380).
He is probably identical with Jatipupphiya of the Apadana (Ap.ii.405f).
A monk named Bhagu is mentioned (Vin.i.300) as staying with Jatipupphiya at the Kukkutarama in Pataliputta, but he is probably a different person.
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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Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)
On going to Bālakaloṇaka < [10. The monks from Kosambī (Kosambaka)]
On when a robe becomes the Saṅgha’s < [8. Robes (Cīvara)]
The story of Keṇiya the matted-hair ascetic < [6. Medicine (Bhesajja)]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 1 - Buddha’s journey to Bālakalonaka < [Chapter 28 - The Buddha’s Tenth Vassa at Pālileyyaka Forest]
Part 1 - Discourse on the practice of Meditation < [Chapter 20 - The Six Princes achieved different Attainments]
Biography (35): Upāli Mahāthera < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 10: Sukhavihāri-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
Jataka 428: Kosambī-jātaka < [Volume 3]
Dhammapada (Illustrated) (by Ven. Weagoda Sarada Maha Thero)
Verse 328-330 - Admonition to Five Hundred Monks < [Chapter 23 - Nāga Vagga (The Great)]
Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga (by T. W. Rhys Davids)
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on the Biography of the thera Anuruddha < [Chapter 1 - Buddhavagga (Buddha section)]