Mettika Theri, Mettikā-therī: 1 definition


Mettika 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 was born in a rich brahmin family of Rajagaha and joined the Order under Pajapati Gotami. One day, in her old age, while meditating on the top of a peak, her insight expanded and she became an arahant.

In the time of Siddhartha Buddha, she belonged to a burghers family and offered her mekhala at the Buddhas cetiya (Thig.29, 30; ThigA.35f). She is evidently identical with Mekhaladayika of the Apadana. Ap.ii.513.

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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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