Sirimanda: 1 definition


Sirimanda 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

He belonged to a brahmin family of Sumsumaragiri and entered the Order, after hearing the Buddha preach in Bhesakalavana. One fast day, while seated where the Patimokkha was being recited, he pondered on the advantages to be gained by the confession of faults, and uttered eagerly, How utterly pure is the teaching of the Buddha. Thus expanding insight he attained arahantship. Later, reviewing his life, he admonished his colleagues. Thag.vss.447-52; ThagA.i.462f.

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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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