Mahapathavi, Mahāpathavi: 1 definition
Mahapathavi 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
The name of the Bodhisatta once born as a monkey. In that birth Devadatta was a man who earned his living by winnowing grain; he was therefore superior to the Bodhisatta. Mil. 201.
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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