Sadhina, Sādhīna, Sādhina: 2 definitions


Sadhina 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Sadhina. The Bodhisatta, born as king of Mithila. See the Sadhina Jataka.

2. Sadhina. The last of the dynasty of king Purindada. He reigned in Vajira (Vajiravutti) while his descendants, twenty two in number, ruled in Madhura. Dpv.iii.21; MT.128.

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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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Sādhina (साधिन) refers to one of the descendants of king Purindeva: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw. Purindeva’s son founded Vajiramutti and reigned. He and his descendants in that city were twenty-eight. The last of these twenty-eight kings was named Sādhina. His son founded Mathura and reigned. He and his descendants in that city were twenty-two. The last of these twenty-two kings was named Dhammagutta.

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