Kusumasaniya: 1 definition


Kusumasaniya 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he was a learned brahman in the time of Vipassi Buddha, and while he was making preparations for a sacrifice, the Buddha passed his way.

He spread for the Buddha a seat of flowers and offered him food. One kappa ago he was a king named Varadassana (Ap.i.160).

He is evidently identical with Suyama Thera. ThagA.i.165.

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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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