Vijaya Theri, Vijayā-therī: 1 definition

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Vijaya Theri 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

She belonged to a household in Rajagaha and was a friend of Khema. When Khema left the world, Vijaya went to her, and, having listened to her teaching, joined the Order under her, attaining arahantship soon afterwards (ThigA.159f.; her Udana verses are included in Thig.169 74.). She may be identical with the Vijaya, mentioned in the Samyutta Nikaya (S.i.130) a Bhikkhuni whom Mara, assuming the form of a young main, tried unsuccessfully to tempt.

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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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