Samannakani: 1 definition
Samannakani 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
He was the son of a Paribbajaka and entered the Order after seeing the Buddha perform the Twin Miracle; he later attained arahantship through jhana. There was a Paribbajaka, named Katiyana, whom he had known as a layman, and Katiyana, having become destitute after the Buddhas appearance in the world, asked Samannakani what he could do to get happiness in this world and the next. His friend answered that he should follow the Noble Eightfold Path (Thag.vs.35; ThagA.i.98f). We are told (ThagA.i.450) that Katiyana later joined the Order and became an arahant.
Samannakani is evidently identical with Mancadayaka (Pecchadayaka) of the Apadana (Ap.i.455). Ninety one kappas ago he gave a bed to Vipassi Buddha. Perhaps he is also identical with Samandakani (q.v.).
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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