Bhikkhudasika, Bhikkhadayika, Bhikkhādāyikā, Bhikkhudāsikā, Bhikkhadāyikā: 1 definition



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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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

1. The fourth of the seven daughters of Kiki, king of Benares, in the time of Kassapa Buddha. She lived in celibacy for twenty thousand years and erected a building for the use of the monks. She was a previous birth of Bhadda Kundalakesa. Ap.ii.561; ThigA.104;, however, says she was Gotama (Pajapati Gotami).

1. Bhikkhadayika. A woman of Uttaramadhura. The Buddha visited that city for her special benefit. Seeing him as she was returning from her bath, she invited him to her house and gave him a meal. She died soon after and was reborn in Tavatimsa, where Moggallana saw her and learnt her story. Vv.ii.10; VvA.118f.

2. Bhikkhadayika. A similar story of a woman of Rajagaha who gave alms to an arahant monk and was reborn in Tavatimsa. Vv.ii.11; VvA.119f.

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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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