Sanghamitta, Saṅghamitta: 1 definition
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A Cola monk, follower of the Vetullavada. At the Thuparama he defeated in argument the Thera Gothabhaya, and became a favourite of King Gothabhaya, being appointed tutor to his sons, Jetthatissa and Mahasena. When Jenhatissa came to the throne, Sanghamitta returned to Cola, as he was not greatly liked by the king; but on the accession of Mahasena he returned to Ceylon.
Acting on Sanghamittas advice, Mahasena decreed that no alms should be given to the monks of Mahavihara and all the treasures belonging to Mahavihara were taken to Abhayagiri with the help of the minister Sona. Sanghamitta had the Lohapasada destroyed. It was not till his favourite minister, Meghavannabhaya, rose in revolt against him, that Mahasena saw the error of his ways and cast off Sanghamitta. While the king was away, Sanghamitta attempted to destroy the Thuparama, and one of the kings wives persuaded a labourer to kill both Sanghamitta and Sona. Mhv.xxxvi.113f; xxxvii.2ff.; Cv.xxxviii.55, 58.
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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Full-text (+11): Anjali, Hatthalhaka Vihara, Aggimitta, Dola, Aggibrahma, Bodhigutta, Cittasala, Maha Asana, Bhanduka, Upasika Vihara, Vedisadevi, Devi, Ayupala, Sanghamitta Theri, Vedisa, Bhandu, Dhammaruci, Devanampiyatissa, Jambukola, Kacaragama.
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