Dhammasena: 2 definitions
Dhammasena 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
1. Dhammasena - Son of the chaplain of Kannakujja. He later became the chief disciple of Phussa Buddha. Bu.xix.19; BuA.193; J.i.41.
2. Dhammasena - The chief disciple of Mangala Buddha. He was a resident of Mekhala. Bu.xxii.23; BuA.120; J.i.41; Mtu. (i.248) calls him Dharmadeva.
3. Dhammasena Thera - An arahant of Isipatana. He was present, with twelve thousand others, at Anuradhapura, at the foundation of the Maha Thupa. Mhv.xxix.31; Dpv.xxix.5.
4. Dhammasena - A monk of Ceylon of the thirteenth century. He translated a large part of the Dhammapada Commentary into Sinhalese, which work he called the Saddharmaratnavali. P.L.C.97.
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).
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism
Dhammasena (धम्मसेन) is the son of Vijitasena: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw. King Sīhappati’s son was King Vijitasena. Vijitasena’s son was King Dhammasena. Dhammasena’s son was King Nāgasena.
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Starts with: Dhammasenapati.
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Buddha Chronicle 18: Phussa Buddhavaṃsa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
Buddha Chronicle 3: Maṅgala Buddhavaṃsa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
Part 7 - A Brief History of the Royal Lineage of the Bodhisatta < [Chapter 1 - The Story of Sataketu Deva, The Future Buddha]
Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)