Pataliputtaka Brahmin: 1 definition


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A brahmin of Pataliputta. He and a friend, both of that city, having heard of the virtues of Mahanaga Thera of Kalavallimandapa in Ceylon, came by ship to Mahatittha.

One died on the way, the other went to Anuradhapura, and from there to Rohana, where he took up his abode in Cullanagaragama and visited the Elder in his monastery. Under him he entered the Order and became an arahant. AA.i.384.

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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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