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Buddharakkhita

1. Buddharakkhita Thera.– A monk of Sri Lanka, an eminent teacher of the Vinaya. Vin.v.3; Sp.i.62.

2. Buddharakkhita.– A monk of Sri Lanka. He was once, with thirty thousand others, ministering to the Mahārohaṇagutta Thera of Therambatthala, when he saw the supaṇṇa king dashing across the sky to seize the Nāga king who was offering rice gruel to the elder. Buddharakkhita immediately created a mountain into which he made the elder enter, thus saving the Nāga king. Vism.154 f., 376.

3. Buddharakkhita.– A monk of Sri Lanka to whom is sometimes ascribed the Jinālaṅkāra. He is supposed to have lived about 426 B.C. on the west coast of Sri Lanka, at the head of a congregation of monks (P.L.C.18).

According to others, he is said to have written both the Jinālaṅkāra and its Subcommentary (ṭīkā), e.g., Gv.72.

4. Buddharakkhita.– See Mahā Buddharakkhita.

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