Siddhatthika, aka: Siddhatthikā; 1 Definition(s)


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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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One of the seven heterodox sects which branched off in the second century after the Buddhas death (Mhv.v.12; Dpv.v.54).

They belonged to the Andhakas (q.v.) and held the same views. Kvu.104; Introd.xx.

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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