Musila: 1 definition


Musila 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Musila (v.l. Musila, Musila). Devadatta born as the chief musician of Ujjeni. For his story see the Guttila Jataka.

2. Musila Thera. A monk. A conversation is recorded in the Samyutta Nikaya (S.ii.115f ) between him and Savittha, which is said to have taken place in Ghositarama in Kosambi, regarding the paticcasamuppada.

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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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