Patikaputta: 1 definition



Patikaputta 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 naked ascetic of Vesali who went about claiming to have greater mystic powers than the Buddha, and thereby much impressed Sunakkhatta. Patikaputta had prophesied that, after death, the Licchavi general Ajita would be born in Maha Niraya, but Ajita was born in Tavatimsa and accused Patikaputta of being a liar. Later, the Buddha visited the hermitage of Patikaputta, with a large following, in order to refute his claims, but Patikaputta avoided him and went to the Tindukhanuparibbajakarama. A message was sent to him asking him to come as the Buddha was at his hermitage, but Patikaputta was unable to arise from his seat. Thereupon, a Licchavi minister, and, after him, Jaliya Darupattikantevasi, went to fetch him, but on discovering that he could not rise, they reviled him for his boastfulness. A.iii.13ff.

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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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