Medatalumpa: 1 definition



Medatalumpa 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 Sakyan village three leagues from Nangaraka (M.ii.119). Pasenadi when staying there with Digha Karayana, heard that the Buddha was there and visited him. On this occasion was preached the Dhammacetiya Sutta (q.v.). This was the last time that Pasenadi saw the Buddha.

The Dhammapada Commentary, however, in its record (DhA.i.356) of the kings visit, calls the place Ulumpa. On the other hand, the Majjhima Commentary (MA.ii.753) confirms the reading Medatalumpa, and says that it was so called because medavanna stones were visible there on the surface of the earth (medavanna pasana kirettha ussanna ahesum, tasma Medatalumpan ti sankham gatam).

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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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