84000 Glossary of Terms

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མགོན་མེད་ཟས་སྦྱིན་གྱི་ཀུན་དགའ་ར་བ། | Glossary of Terms

    མགོན་མེད་ཟས་སྦྱིན་གྱི་ཀུན་དགའ་ར་བ།

    mgon med zas sbyin gyi kun dga’ ra ba

    Anātha­piṇḍadārāma

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This was an important early site for the Buddha’s growing community. Anāthapiṇḍada, a wealthy patron of the Buddha, purchased the park, located outside Śrāvasti, at great cost, purportedly covering the ground with gold, and donated it to the saṅgha. It was there that the Buddha spent several rainy seasons and gave discourses that were later recorded as sūtras. It was also the site for one of the first Buddhist monasteries. (Provisional 84000 definition. New definition forthcoming.)