Potthapada, aka: Poṭṭhapāda, Potthapāda; 2 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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1. Potthapada

A Paribbajaka. A discussion between him and the Buddha on trance and on the soul, which took place in Mallikarama in Savatthi, is reported in the Potthapada Sutta. Potthapada, accepting the Buddhas views, was jeered at by his companions for doing so. Two or three days later he again visited the Buddha with Citta Hatthisariputta (q.v.), when the Buddha continued the earlier discussion on personality and the soul. At the end of the discourse Potthapada became the Buddhas follower (D.i.178ff). Potthapada is identified with Pukkusa of the Maha Ummagga Jataka. J.vi.478.

2. Potthapada

The Bodhisatta born as a parrot. For his story see the Radha Jataka (1). J.i.495f.

3. Potthapada

A parrot, younger brother of Radha, the Bodhisatta. Potthapada is identified with Ananda. For his story see the Radha Jataka (2). J.ii.132 ff.

4. Potthapada

A parrot born as the younger brother of the Bodhisatta and identified with Ananda. For their story see Kalabahu Jataka. J.iii.97 ff.; see also J.iv.129.

5. Potthapada Thera

In the past he was born as Sunetta, son of King Kitava, and because he insulted a Pacceka Buddha he was reborn in Avici. Later he was born in a family of fishermen near Kundinagara, but, remembering his past lives, he refused to take part in any fishing. His parents therefore cast him out, but Ananda, finding him starving, gave him food, and, at the Buddhas suggestion, ordained him. He soon became an arahant and dwelt with twelve others in Sanavasipabbata. Potthapadas kinsmen became petas, and his parents sent to him a brother, of whom Potthapada was specially fond, to plead for his intervention. He therefore begged alms, and offered them to his colleagues in the name of his kinsmen, who thus regained happiness. Pv.iii.2; PvA.177 ff.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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poṭṭhapāda : (m.) name of a month, September-October.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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