Vimana Vatthu, Vimāna-vatthu: 2 definitions
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
The sixth book of the Khuddaka Nikaya. It describes the splendour of various celestial abodes belonging to different devas, obtained by them as reward for some meritorious act performed in a previous life. The stories were learnt from the devas themselves, by Moggallana, Vangisa and others, during their sojourn in the deva worlds, and reported by them to the Buddha.
A Commentary on the work exists by Dhammapala, forming part of the Paramatthadipani, and sometimes called Vimalatthavilasini (q.v.).
Stories from the Vimana Vatthu were related by Mahinda in Ceylon in his first sermon to Anula and her five hundred companions. Mhv.xiv.58.
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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Ends with: Bhadditthivimana Vatthu, Cittalatavimana Vatthu, Kakkatarasadayaka Vimana Vatthu, Mallikavimana Vatthu, Nagavimana Vatthu, Nandanavimana Vatthu, Pallanka Vimana Vatthu, Paricchattaka Vimana Vatthu, Phaladayaka Vimana Vatthu, Sunisa Vimana Vatthu, Suvanna Vimana Vatthu, Vandanavimana Vatthu, Visalakkhi Vimana Vatthu, Yavapalaka Vimana Vatthu.
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The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 243: Guttila-jātaka < [Book II - Dukanipāta]
Jataka 40: Khadiraṅgāra-jātaka < [Book I - Ekanipāta]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 2 - Last Rites for The Remains of The Buddha < [Chapter 41 - Utterings That Arouse Emotional Religious Awakening]
Part 2 - The Story of Viṭaṭūbha (son of King Pasenadi and Vāsabhakhattiyā) < [Chapter 38 - Buddha’s Brahmin Parents in His Previous Existence]
Part 3 - Story of Māra and Mahā Moggallāna < [Chapter 26 - The Buddha’s Eighth Vassa at the Town of Susumaragira]
Buddhism in a Nutshell (by Narada Mahathera)