Vatamsakiya; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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1. Vatamsakiya Thera. An arahant, probably identical with Abhaya Thera; see Abhaya (1). Ap.i.174.

2. Vatamsakiya Thera. An arahant. Thirty one kappas ago, while riding on an elephant, he saw Sikhi Buddha and offered him a vatamsakaflower. Twenty seven kappas ago he became king under the name of Mahapatapa. Ap.i.216.

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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