Nigamavasi Tissa, Nigamavāsī-tissa: 1 definition


Nigamavasi Tissa 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

A thera of a market town (nigama) near Savatthi. He had the reputation of being contented, purged and pure; he went for his alms only in the village of his kinsmen. When it was reported to the Buddha that Tissa lived in intimate association with his relations, the Buddha questioned him and accepted his explanation, praising him, and remarking that Tissas good qualities were the result of association with himself; he then related the Mahasuka Jataka. DhA.i.283 6. The introductory story of the Jataka (q.v.), however, gives a different reason for its recital (J.ii.490f.).

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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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