Phaladayaka: 1 definition

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Phaladayaka 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

1. Phaladayaka Thera

An arahant. Ninety two kappas ago he was an ascetic in Himava, and gave a handful of fruit to Phussa Buddha. Ap.i.130.

2. Phaladayaka Thera

An arahant. In the time of Padumuttara Buddha he was an ascetic well versed in the Vedas who, seeing the Buddha, gave him a pundarika fruit. One hundred and seven kappas ago he was a king named Sumangala (Ap.i.160f). He is probably identical with Susarada Thera. ThagA.i.167.

3. Phaladayaka Thera

An arahant. Also called Piyalaphaladayaka. In the time of Sikhi Buddha he was a pigeon who gave to the Buddha a piyala fruit. Fifteen kappas ago he was a king called Malabhi (Ap.i.169f). He is probably identical with Devasabha. ThagA.i.187f.

4. Phaladayaka Thera

An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago Siddhattha Buddha came to him for alms after having arisen from samadhi, and he gave the Buddha various fruits. Fifty seven kappas ago he was a king named Ekajjha. Ap.i.239.

5. Phaladayaka Thera

An arahant. In the time of Vipassi Buddha he was an ascetic living on the banks of the Bhagirathi and gave to the Buddha all the fruits he had gathered for his own meal. Ap.i.250.

context information

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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