Khujjasobhita: 1 definition
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
1. Khujjasobhita Thera - An arahant. He was a brahmin of Pataliputta. He entered the Order under Ananda, after the Buddhas death, and in due course won arahantship. At the First Council held in the Sattapanni Cave, he was sent to bring Ananda to the Assembly. He travelled through the earth, gave the message to Ananda, and returning through the air announced his arrival to the Sangha, through the medium ship of a devata who had been placed at the door of the cave to ward off Mara and his followers. Sobhita was called Khujja because he was slightly hunchbacked.
In the time of Padumuttara he saw the Buddha passing with a large assembly of monks and praised him in ten stanzas (Thag.234-6; ThagA.i.350f).
He is probably identical with Sayampatibhaniya of the Apadana. Ap.ii.410f.
2. Khujjasobhita Thera - One of the Pacinaka (Eastern) monks who proclaimed the ten indulgences at Vesali. He was one of their representatives on the Committee of the Sangha appointed to settle the dispute between the monks of Vesali and the orthodox monks (Vin.ii.305; Dpv.iv.44; v.25, 80).
According to the Mahavamsa (iv.57; this passage is also found in the Samantapasadika i.34) this Khujjasobhita was a disciple of Ananda and, therefore, to be identified with Khujjasobhita (1). The latter was, how ever, an arahant, and therefore not likely to side with the Vesali heretics. The identification is evidently incorrect also on other grounds, among them that of age.
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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