Bhattabhatika; 1 Definition(s)
Bhattabhatika 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)
A labourer who, in return for three years work, obtained the privilege of enjoying the luxuries of the Treasurer Gandha (q.v.). When he was ready to eat, however, a Pacceka Buddha appeared and Bhattabhatika gave him all his food. When Gandha discovered this, he made over to Bhattabhatika one half of all his possessions, and they became firm friends. The king made Bhattabhatika a Treasurer.
After death he was born in the deva worlds, whence he was reborn in Savatthi as Sukhakumara. DhA.iii.87ff.; for the rest of the story see Sukha.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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