Ukkasatika; 1 Definition(s)


Ukkasatika 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)

An arahant. Ninety four kappas ago he had seen the Pacceka Buddha Kosika, in Himava, engaged in meditation, and for seven days he had one hundred torches kept lighted near the Buddha. On the eighth day he gave alms to the Pacceka Buddha. As a result he was born in Tusita, and from his body rays of light issued, spreading one hundred leagues.

Fifty five kappas ago he reigned as king of Jambudipa, with his capital in Sobhana, built by Vissakamma himself, entirely of gold. Ap.ii.414-15.

(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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