Hatthipala, Hatthipāla: 1 definition


Hatthipala 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

1. A teacher of old, with a following of many hundred disciples to whom he taught the way to union with Brahma. (A.iii.371, 373; iv.135). He is perhaps identical with Hatthipala (2).

2. The Bodhisatta, born as son of the chaplain of Esukari, king of Benares. See the Hatthipala Jataka.

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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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