Malitavambha; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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He was the son of a brahmin of Bharukaccha and entered the Order under Pacchabhu Thera. It is said that he preferred to live where no conveniences, except food, were available, and before long he became an arahant.

In the time of Padumuttara Buddha he was a bird named Kakudha living on a lake, and, seeing the Buddha walking along the edge of the lake, he offered him kumudu flowers.

One hundred and sixteen kappas ago he was king eight times under the name of Varuna (Thag.vs.105; ThagA.i.210f).

He is probably identical with Kumudadayaka of the Apadana. Ap.i.180.

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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