Visuddhacariya; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A monk sent by Dhammika, ruler of Ayojjha, to Ceylon, at the head of a group of monks, and at the request of Kittisirirajasiha, to reinstate the Order in that Island.

He remained in Ceylon, admitting many monks into the Order, to whom he taught the doctrine. Cv.c.131, 171f.

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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