Vaggamudatiriya, Vaggamudātīriyā: 1 definition



Vaggamudatiriya 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Monks who lived on the banks of the Vaggumuda, evidently distinct from Yasoja (q.v.) and his companions. When there was scarcity of food in the Vajji country these monks went about praising each others superhuman qualities so that the laymen, deceived by their pretensions, kept them in great luxury. When the Buddha discovered this, he rebuked them strongly and laid down the rules concerning the fourth Parajika offence. Vin.iii.87ff.; Sp.ii.481ff.; DhA.iii.480.

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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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