Latthivanuyyana, Latthivanuyyāna: 1 definition

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Latthivanuyyana or Latthivana:—A grove to the south west of Rajagaha. In it was the Supatittha cetiya, where the Buddha stayed during his first visit to Rajagaha from Gayasisa, after the Enlightenment. There Bimbisara visited him with twelve nahutas of followers, and Uruvela Kassapa dispelled their doubts by declaring his acceptance of the Buddha as his teacher. It was during this visit that Bimbisara gifted Veluvana to the Buddha and his Order (Vin.i.35ff.; DhA.i.88; AA.i.166; BuA.18, etc.). Eleven nahutas, with Bimbisara at their head, became sotapannas at the end of the Buddhas sermon, which included the Mahanarada Kassapa Jataka. The remaining nahuta was established in the Refuges (J.i.84; AA.i.57; also J.vi.219).

The grove evidently received its name from its green liquorice creepers, hence its description as Latthimadhukavana (E.g., J.i.68). Hiouen Thsang calls it Yastivana and describes it as a grove of bamboos, giving accounts of its origin and various stories connected with it. (Beal, op. cit., 145f.; see VT.136).

 

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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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