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Postby chris98e » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:06 pm

Did the Buddha have a disciple named Devadatta who tried to kill the Buddha?

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Re: Devadatta

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:46 pm

Devadatta was his cousin and went forth in the Buddha's disspensation. there is some controversy but he has been traditionally depicted as a villain.
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Re: Devadatta

Postby plwk » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:26 am

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Re: Devadatta

Postby cooran » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:54 am

Hi Chris,

This might be of interest:


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Re: Devadatta

Postby hermitwin » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:06 am

yes, he was buddha's cousin.
the happy ending is he will become a pacceka buddha

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Re: Devadatta

Postby hermitwin » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:12 am

more info from buddhanet. ... _5lbud.htm

Devadatta was the son of King Suppabuddha and his wife Pamita, who was an aunt of the Buddha. Devadatta's sister was Yasodhara, making him both a cousin and brother-in-law of the Buddha. Together with Ananda and other Sakyan princes, he entered the order of monks in the early part of the Buddha's ministry, but was unable to attain any stage of sainthood and so worked hard for the worldly psychic powers.

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