Bhumicala Sutta, aka: Bhūmicāla-sutta; 1 Definition(s)

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Bhumicala Sutta 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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It records the incident, at the Capala cetiya in Vesali, of the Buddha giving Ananda a last chance of asking him to prolong his life. When Ananda fails to take advantage of this opportunity, the Buddha announces to Mara, who asks him to finish his life, that he will die at the end of three months. At this announcement there was a great earthquake, the reason for which Ananda enquires of the Buddha, who enlightens him. A.iv.308ff; D.ii.102f.; S.v.259; Ud.vi.1.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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