Erapatha, Erāpatha: 1 definition



Erapatha 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 royal family of Nagas, mentioned together with Virupakkhas, Chabbyaputtas, and Kanhagotamakas, all of them described as Nagarajakulani. (J.ii.145) For their own protection, monks are advised to fill their hearts with amity for these four classes of Nagas. A.ii.72; Vin.ii.109f.

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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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