Phaladayaka Vimana Vatthu: 1 definition


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The story of a gardener of Bimbisara. The king expressed a desire to eat mangoes out of season, and the gardener, having promised to satisfy this desire, worked very hard and succeeded in making one of the trees bear four fruits. While on his way to the palace with these fruits, he saw Moggallana and gave them to him, prepared to bear the kings wrath. Moggallana gave the fruits to the Buddha, who gave one each to Sariputta, Maha Kassapa and Moggallana.

When Bimbisara heard of what his gardener had done he was greatly pleased, and granted him a village and made him other presents. After death the gardener was born in Tavatimsa, where he met Moggallana. Vv. vi. 3; VvA.288ff.

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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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