Mahanidana, Mahānidāna: 1 definition
Mahanidana 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Seventy two kappas ago there were eight kings of this name, previous births of Vatatapanivariya Thera. Ap.i.207.
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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Starts with: Mahanidana Sutta.
Search found 5 books and stories containing Mahanidana, Mahānidāna; (plurals include: Mahanidanas, Mahānidānas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 13 - Notes on the stanzas spoken by Vaiśravaṇa in honor of the Buddha < [Chapter VIII - The Bodhisattvas]
Part 4 - The buddha’s frequent sojourns in Rājagṛha and Śrāvastī < [Chapter V - Rājagṛha]
Digression on a case brought against the Buddha < [Part 1 - Mahāyānist list of the eighteen special attributes of the Buddha]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
A Correct Vision (by Venerable Professor Dhammavihari)
Buddhist Monastic Discipline (by Jotiya Dhirasekera)