Pancasilasamadaniya: 1 definition

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Pancasilasamadaniya 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

An arahant. He belonged to a family of Mahasala brahmins in Vesali and became an arahant at the age of five. It is said that he heard his parents take the five precepts, and remembered his own actions of a past life when, in the time of Anomadassi Buddha, he was a ferryman on the Candavati and took the five precepts from the Buddhas disciple Nisabha, keeping them for one hundred thousand years. Thirty times he was king of the devas and five hundred times king of men. Ap.i.76f.

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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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