Mahasudassana, Mahāsudassana: 2 definitions
Mahasudassana 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 Bodhisatta born as king of Kusavati. J.i.45; Dpv.iii.8; Mhv.ii.5; Mtu.i.348. See, the Mahasudassana Sutta.
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).
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism
Mahāsudassana (महासुदस्सन) (son of Sudassana and father of Neru) is the name of an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw. These twenty-eight kings were of long lives of asaṅkhyeyya (asaṃkhyeya) years. The twenty-seven kings [viz., Mahāsudassana] after Mahāsammata were his descendants. Some of these twenty-eight kings reigned in Kusavatī City, others in Rājagaha and still others in Mithilā.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+1): Mahasudassana Jataka, Sudassana Sutta, Neru, Sudarshana, Mahavyuha, Velamika, Khattiyani, Valahaka, Mahasudassana Sutta, Sudassana, Nalaka, Mahasubhadda, Cakkavatti, First Antarakalpa, Dhamma, Uposatha, Vejayanta, Ambalatthika, Vissakamma, Malla.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 44 - The Buddha discoursed on the Mahāsudassana Sutta < [Chapter 40 - The Buddha Declared the Seven Factors of Non-Decline for Rulers]
Part 36 - Kusināgara as Buddha’s Last Repose < [Chapter 40 - The Buddha Declared the Seven Factors of Non-Decline for Rulers]
Part 8 - Explanations of The Thirty-two Major Marks < [Chapter 1 - The Story of Sataketu Deva, The Future Buddha]
Settlement in Early Historic Ganga Plain (by Chirantani Das)
Part 2 - Surroundings of Nalanda < [Chapter III - Nālandā: Evidence for rise and progress of the settlement]
Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)