Makhadeva Ambavana: 1 definition

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Makhadeva Ambavana 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A mango grove in Mithila where Makhadeva lived in meditation after retiring from household life (J.i.138 f.; vi. 95).

This grove existed even in the time of the Buddha, and during his stay there with Ananda he preached the Makhadeva Sutta (M.ii.74).

Buddhaghosa explains (MA.ii.732; see also Mtu.iii.450) that the garden was originally planned by Makhadeva, and that other kings, from time to time, replaced trees which had died.

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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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