Karaniyavimana, Karanīyavimāna: 1 definition
Karaniyavimana 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 certain layman of Savatthi bathed in the Aciravati, and on his return, seeing the Buddha, invited him to a meal. The Buddha accepted and was waited on with great devotion. As a result the layman was born in Tavatimsa, in a palace which came to be called Karaniyavimana.
A further story is told similar to the above, except that the person fed is a monk and not the Buddha (Vv.55; VvA.248f).
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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