Metta Theri, Mettā-therī: 2 definitions

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Metta Theri 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

She belonged to a Sakyan family of Kapilavatthu and renounced the world with Pajapati Gotami, gaining arahantship in due course.

Ninety one kappas ago, in the time of Vipassi Buddha, she was one of the wives of Bandhuma, king of Bandhumati, and, pleased with a certain nun, entertained her to a meal and gave her a pair of very costly robes (Thig.31f.; ThigA.36f).

She is probably identical with Ekapindadayika of the Apadana. Ap.ii.515f.

context information

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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