Vatakalaka, Vātakālaka: 1 definition

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Vatakalaka 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

An executioner of Rajagaha who worked for fifty years and then retired because of old age. As he had no time for luxuries during his years of work, on the day of his retirement he asked his wife to cook milk rice and went to bathe. On his way home, clad in clean garments, his body perfumed, he met Sariputta, invited him to his house, and gave him various delicacies. At the end of the meal he accompanied the Elder for some distance, and, on his return, was gored to death by a cow with calf. After death he was reborn in Tavatimsa. AA.i.368.

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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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