Jotidasa: 1 definition
Jotidasa 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
A wealthy brahmin of Padiyattha (Paniyattha). One day, seeing Maha Kassapa going for alms, he entertained the Elder and requested him to preach. On a hill near the village Jotidasa built a vihara for Kassapa and provided him with the requisites. Moved by the Elders teaching, he left the world and soon after became an arahant. After ten years - during which he learnt the Three Pitakas, being specially proficient in the Vinaya - while on his way to Savatthi to see the Buddha, he entered a Paribbajakarama, and there had a discussion with the Paribbajakas on how to burn away evil. At the end of the discussion, they were ordained under him.
In the time of Sikhi Buddha he was a householder and, seeing the Buddha, offered him a kasumarika fruit (Thag.143-4; ThagA.i.264f).
He is probably identical with Kasumaraphaladayaka of the Apadana ii.445. But see Sivaka.
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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