Timsamatta Sutta: 1 definition



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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Thirty monks from Pava (described as Paveyyaka), all forest dwellers, visit the Buddha at Rajagaha. By means of various similes the Buddha tells them of the infiniteness of samsara, and at the end of the sermon they become arahants (S.ii.187f ).

The Dhammapada Commentary (DhA.ii.32f) evidently refers to the same monks, but there it is stated that the Buddha first preached to them in the Kappasikavanasanda while they were searching for a woman. We seem here to have a confusion of legends. cp. the Bhaddavaggiyas.

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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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