Samiddhisummana: 1 definition


Samiddhisummana 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A Deva who lived in the rajayatana tree standing at the gate of Jetavana. He accompanied the Buddha on his second visit to Ceylon. In his last birth he had been a man in Nagadipa, and seeing some Pacceka Buddhas eating their meal, had provided them with rajayatana branches with which to clean their bowls. The rajayatana tree was held as parasol over the Buddhas head on his journey to Ceylon and was left behind in Kalyani for the Nagas to worship. Mhv.i.52ff.

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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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