JetavanaJeta’s GroveAnāthapiṇḍaka’s ParkAnāthapiṇḍikassa ārāmaAnāthapiṇḍada’s Park

A park in Sāvatthī, in which was built the Anāthapiṇḍikārāma. When the Buddha accepted Anāthapiṇḍika’s invitation to visit Sāvatthī the latter, seeking a suitable place for the Buddha’s residence, discovered this park belonging to Jeta. Anāthapiṇḍika built in the grounds dwelling rooms, retiring rooms, store rooms and service halls, halls with fireplaces, closets, cloisters, halls for exercise, wells, bathrooms, ponds, open and roofed sheds, etc. Vin.ii.158f.

The monastery became the Buddha’s favorite residence, and the bulk of all discourses were delivered there, so much so that the Jetavana became the default setting for any discourse not otherwise located.

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