Maddakucchi: 2 definitions
Maddakucchi 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Maddakuchchhi.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A park near Rajagaha, at the foot of Gijjhakuta. It was a preserve (migadaya) where deer and game could dwell in safety. When Devadatta, wishing to kill the Buddha, hurled a rock down Gijjhakuta, it was stopped midway by another rock, but a splinter from it fell on the Buddhas foot, wounding it severely. As the Buddha suffered much from loss of blood, the monks took him on a litter to Maddakucchi, and from there to the Jivaka ambavana, where he was treated by Jivaka (Vin.ii.193f.; DhA.ii.164ff.; J.iv.430; Mil.179). It is said (S.i.27f) that seven hundred devas of the Satullapa group visited the Buddha there and told him of their great admiration for his qualities. Mara tried to stir up discontent in the Buddha, but had to retire discomfited (S.i.110; this visit of Mara is referred to at D.ii.116).
According to the Commentaries (e.g., S.A.i.61; cp. J.iii.121f), Maddakucchi was so called because it was there that Bimbisaras queen, mother of Ajatasattu, tried to bring about an abortion when she was told by soothsayers that the child in her womb was destined to bring about Bimbisaras death. She went into the park unknown to the king and violently massaged her womb, but without success. The king heard of this and forbade her to visit the park.
Once when Maha Kappina was at Maddakucchi, doubts arose in his mind as to the necessity of joining the assembly of monks for the holding of uposatha, he himself being pure. The Buddha read his thoughts, appeared before him, and urged upon him the necessity of so doing (Vin.i.105).
Maddakucchi was difficult of access monks; who came from afar late at night, wishing to put Dabba Mallaputtas powers to the test, would often ask him to provide lodging there for them. Vin.ii.76; iii.159.
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).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Maddakucchi (मद्दकुच्छि) is the name of a stoppig-place, or vihāra located at Rājagṛha, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter V. Rājagṛha is the name of a sacred city where the Buddha was dwelling at the beginning of the discourse in the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)
The story of Mahākappina < [2. Observance (Uposatha)]
Seeing a blameworthy person < [2. Observance (Uposatha)]
Verdict by memory < [14. Settlements (Samatha)]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 25 - The Relinquishing of The Life-maintaining Mental Process < [Chapter 40 - The Buddha Declared the Seven Factors of Non-Decline for Rulers]
Biography (25): Dabba Mahāthera < [Chapter 43 - Forty-one Arahat-Mahatheras and their Respective Etadagga titles]
Part 1 - Story of King Ajātasattu < [Chapter 37 - Story of King Ajātasattu]
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Nina Van Gorkom)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga (by T. W. Rhys Davids)