Mettiya, aka: Mettiyā; 1 Definition(s)


Mettiya 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)

1. Mettiya: A nun who, at the instigation of the Mettiyabhummajaka, charged Dabba Mallaputta with having violated her chastity. She was expelled from the Order for this offence.

2. Mettiya Thera: One of the six leaders of the Chabbaggiya.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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