Khandasumana: 1 definition


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

An arahant. He was born in Pava in the family of a Malla chieftain, and was called Khandasumana because, on his birthday, molasses and jasmine appeared in his house. Having heard the Buddha preaches in Cundas mango grove at Pava, he entered the Order and became an arahant.

In the past he had built a railing of sandalwood round the thupa of Padumuttara Buddha. In the time of Kassapa Buddha he was unable to get any flowers, the king having bought them all for his offerings; he therefore bought a khandasumana flower at a great price and offered it at the thupa of the Buddha (Thag.96; ThagA.i.198).

He is probably identical with Saparivariya Thera of the Apadana (Ap.i.172). His Apadana verses are almost the same as those attributed to Nandiya Thera. See ThagA.i.82.

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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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