Mahasami, aka: Mahāsāmi; 1 Definition(s)


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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Mahasami Mahasami

1. Mahasami. A name given by his people to Dappula, governor of Rohana and father of Manavamma. Cv.xlv.50.

2. Mahasami. A title given to Moggallana, ruler of Rohana, and father of Kitti (afterwards Vijayabhahu I.). Cv.lvii.30, 49.

3. Mahasami. A Thera of Ceylon, to whom tradition ascribes the authorship of the Mulasikha. P.L.C. 77.

4. Mahasami Thera. Author of the new tika on the Namarupapariccheda. Sas. 69.

5. Mahasami Thera. Author of a tika on the Subodhalankara. Gv.62.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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