Mapamadakandara, Māpamādakandarā: 1 definition



Mapamadakandara 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 cave, probably not very far from Rajagaha. When the Buddha went on tour with the monks, some of the latter accompanied him as far as this cave and then turned back. To such monks the Buddha would say, Ma pamajjittha (Be not heedless). From this fact the cave took its name. DhA.ii.167.

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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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