Vattabbaka Nigrodha: 1 definition

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Vattabbaka Nigrodha 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.

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A famous Elder in the time of Pitiraja (Vattagamani). He was a samanera, and, during the prevalence of the Brahmanatissabhaya (q.v.), looked after his teacher at the risk of his own life, once even climbing a palmyra tree in order to get him some nuts. Later, feeling that the care of an old and feeble man was too much for him, his teacher advised him to go away alone. The teacher was later eaten by cannibals.

The samanera became famous as a Tipitakadhara, and when the Tissabhaya had disappeared, monks came from overseas to visit him. He thus became the leader of a large company, and once when he visited Anuradhapura, he received gifts of three robes in nine different places. See VibhA.449f., where the story is given in great detail.

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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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