Mendissara: 1 definition


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

One of the chief disciples of Jotipala (Sarabhanga). He lived with many ascetics, in the country of King Pajaka, near the town of Lambaculaka. He helped Sarabhanga to convince Narada of the error of his ways. See the Indriya Jataka (J.iii.463ff.). In the Sarabhanga Jataka (v. 133), however, Mendissara is stated as living on the banks of the Satodika. But see Salissara.

Mendissara its identified with Maha Kassapa. J.v.151; iii.469.

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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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