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Vattaniya 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A hermitage (senasana) where lived Rohana Nagasenas teacher, by whom he was ordained, and Assagutta, with whom he spent a vassa in order to train himself for debate. Mil. 10, 12, 14; from the context it would appear as though these two residences were not identical, but were far away from each other. Was Vattaniyasenasana rather a generic than a proper name?

Assagutta, who ordained the Ajivaka Janasana (q.v.), is also said to have been Vattaniyasenasane. (MT. 192). At the ceremony of the Maha Thupa foundation, the Thera Uttara came from Vattaniyasenasana in Vinjhatavi with sixty thousand others (Mhv.xxix.40). Both the Visuddhimagga and the Atthasalini (Vsm.430; DhSA.419) mention a Thera named Assagutta, evidently a visitor, who, seeing the monks at Vattaniyasenasana eating dry food, resolved Every day before meals may the pool of water take on the taste of milk curds. From that day the pool water tasted of curds before the meal and became natural water again after the meal.

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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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