Pilakkhaphaladayaka; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[Pilakkhaphaladayaka in Theravada glossaries]

An arahant. Eighteen kappas ago he met the Buddha Atthadassi and gave him a pilakkha fruit (Ap.i.296, repeated at Ap.ii.410).

His Apadana verses are, in the Theragatha Commentary, attributed both to Dhammapala (ThagA.i.326) and to Passika (ThagA.i.355).

There may have been two of the same name.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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