Mahakassapa, Maha-kassapa, Mahākassapa: 1 definition
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Mahākassapa in Pali, or Mahākāśyapa in Sanskrit was one of the principal disciples of Gautama Buddha. He came from the kingdom of Magadha. He became an Arhat and was the disciple of the Buddha who was foremost in ascetic practice. Mahākassapa (Mahākāśyapa) assumed the leadership of the Sangha following the death of the Buddha, presiding over the First Buddhist Council. He is considered to be the first patriarch in a number of Mahayana School dharma lineages. In the Theravada tradition, he is considered to be the Buddha's third foremost disciple, surpassed only by the chief disciples Sariputta and Maha Moggallana.
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Full-text (+67): Kassapa Samyutta, Kalavilangika, Mahakashyapa, Maha Kassapa Piṇḍapata Vatthu, Paramatthapakasini, Ubbhida, Suravamagotta, Maha Kassapa Saddhi Viharika Vatthu, Pipphali Manava, Jhanabhinna Sutta, Paramatthabindu, Dukula, Pancasatika, Pipphaliguha, Nandi, Upassaya Sutta, Kulavaddhana, Saddhammapatirupaka Sutta, Parammarana Sutta, Anottapa Sutta.
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Maha Kassapa (by Hellmuth Hecker)
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