Samandaka, aka: Samancakani, Sāmañcakāni, Sāmandaka, Samandakani; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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1. A Paribbajaka, mentioned (S.iv.261f) as having visited Sariputta at Ukkacela (Ukkavela) and questioned him regarding Nibbana, and again (A.v.121f) at Nalakagama, where he questioned him regarding weal and woe.

He is, perhaps, to be identified with Samannakani.

2. Samandaka: or Samancakani Samyutta. The thirty ninth section of the Samyutta Nikaya. S.iv.261f.

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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