Visuddhacariya: 1 definition
Visuddhacariya 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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.
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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