Buddhupatthaka: 1 definition
Buddhupatthaka 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
Thera. An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he blew a conch shell in honour of Vipassi Buddha. Twenty four kappas ago he became king sixteen times under the name of Mahanigghosga (Ap.i.138f). He is probably identical with Vimala Thera. ThagA.i.122f.
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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