Dattabhaya, Dattābhaya: 1 definition


Dattabhaya 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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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A monk, elder brother of the Catunikayika Thera of Kolitavihara. Abhaya lived in Potaliya vihara and once, when ill, sent for his brother and asked for a formula of meditation easy to practise. The latter suggested meditation on food, and Dattabhaya became an arahant (AA.i.343). He is described as strong in appetites and dislikes, but intelligent and keen in understanding. MA.ii.527; DhSA.268.

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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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