Dhammarucika, Dhammarucikā: 1 definition
Dhammarucika means something in the history of ancient India. 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.
India history and geographySource: academia.edu: The school of Abhayagiri (history)
Dhammarucikā.—The Abhayagiri monks are also called ‘Dhammarucikās’. The Nikāyasaṃgrahaya states that some disciples of a monk called Dhammaruci from Pallārāma in South India came to Sri Lanka and took abode at the Abhayagiri. Abhayagiri monks accepted their views, and since then they were called Dhammarucikās. It is also possible, as Bareau pointed out, that Dhammarucikā was an epithet adopted by members of this nikāya since it means “those who take pleasure in the dhamma”. Sinhala usage of this name ‘Dhammarucci’ is ‘Dahamrusi’, which means those who delight in the Dharma.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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