Corabhaya, Corābhaya: 1 definition


Corabhaya 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A brigand, who set up his stronghold between Anuradhapura and Cetiyagiri. He once came with his followers to plunder Cetiyagiri monastery, but Dighabhanaka Abhaya Thera (q.v. ), hearing of his intentions, gave orders that the robbers should be given a meal of the monastery food. This so pleased Corabhaya that from that time he undertook to provide safe passage for all pilgrims to Cetiyagiri (Sp.ii.474).

Corabhaya is generally classed with Coranaga and, both are said to have been born after death in Lokantarikaniraya with bodies three gavutas in height. AA.ii.532; MA.ii.920; DA.ii.433.

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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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