Samuddadatta: 2 definitions
Samuddadatta 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
1. Samuddadatta. A monk whom Devadatta persuaded to join him in trying to bring about schism in the Order (Vin.ii.196; iii.171). He was a favourite of Thullananda. Vin.iv. 66.
2. Samuddadatta. A king who traced his descent from Mahasammata. He was the first of a dynasty of twenty five kings who ruled in Rajagaha. MT.129.
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).
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism
Samuddadatta (समुद्ददत्त) refers to one of the descendants of king Nāgadeva: 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. Nāgadeva’s son founded Mithilā and reigned. He and his descendants in that city were twenty-five. The last of these twenty-five kings was named Samuddadatta. His son reigned back in Rājagaha. He and his descendants in that city were twenty-five. The last of these twenty-five kings was named Tidhaṅkara.
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Vinaya Pitaka (2): Bhikkhuni-vibhanga (the analysis of Nun’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 4 - Story of Devadatta < [Chapter 36 - The Buddha’s Height Measured by a Brahmin]
Part 7 - A Brief History of the Royal Lineage of the Bodhisatta < [Chapter 1 - The Story of Sataketu Deva, The Future Buddha]