Jenta Purohitaputta: 1 definition


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Jenta Purohitaputta - A thera. He was the son of the chaplain of the Kosala king. (Was he Angulimalas brother? See Angulimala). He was intoxicated with pride over his own advantages, and one day, though visiting the Buddha, he decided not to speak unless the Buddha should address him first. The Buddha, reading his thoughts, preached a sermon, intended for him, on the evils of pride, and Jenta became a Sotapanna. Later he entered the Order and became an arahant (Thag.vs.423-8; ThagA.i.455f). Perhaps he is to be identified with Manotthaddha of the Samyutta Nikaya (S.i.177; KS.i.224, n.1).

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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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