Kaccana Peyyala, aka: Kaccāna-peyyāla; 1 Definition(s)


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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Kaccana Peyyala - Mentioned in the Anguttara Commentary (AA.i.118) together with the Madhupindika Sutta and the Parayana Sutta as an exposition of Maha Kaccana, in consequence of which the Buddha declared the Elder to be chief among those who could explain in detail what had been stated briefly. The reference is probably to the Kaccana Sutta.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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