Dathappabhuti, Dāthāppabhuti: 1 definition

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Dathappabhuti 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.

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Dathappabhuti - Father of King Silakala. He was a Lambakanna and served under Kassapa I. Later he quarrelled with the king and retired to the Mereliya district. Cv.xxxix.44.

2. Dathappabhuti - Second son of King Silakala. He was given the post of Malayaraja with the province of Dakkhinadesa and the care of the sea coast. On the death of Silakala he murdered his younger brother, Upatissa, and became king, but his elder brother, Moggallana, marched against him and challenged him to single combat. Dathappabhuti was vanquished in this conquest and committed suicide. He ruled for six months and six days (in 537 A.C.). Cv.xli.33-53.

3. Dathappabhuti - An adipada (royal prince), contemporary of Aggabodhi I. When Jotipala defeated the Vetullavadins, Dathappabhuti was so incensed that he raised his arm to strike the thera, but an ulcer immediately appeared on it. Dathappabhuti refused to ask Jotipalas forgiveness and died soon after. Cv.xlii.36f.

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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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