Ghotamukha Sutta: 1 definition

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Records a conversation between Udena Thera and Ghotamukha at Khemiyambavana, after the Buddhas death. Ghotamukha maintains that there is a Recluse who might be called Righteous (dhammiko paribbajo). Does Udena know of him? Udena describes to him the four types of individuals - those who torture themselves, those who torture others, those who torture both and those who torture neither, the last being those who live beyond appetites, consummate, unfevered and blissful. They want none of the things after which men hanker, but discarding them all go forth to homelessness. Ghotamukha admits that such are Righteous Recluses. M.ii.157ff

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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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