Mahavira

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Mahavira

(ˌmɑːhəˈvɪərə)
n
(Biography) the title of Vardhamana 599–527 bc, Indian ascetic and religious teacher, regarded as the founder of Jainism
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The same cannot be said of Nigantha Nathaputta, a recurring figure in the Buddhist canon.
The Samagamasutta relates that the novice Cunda approached Ananda with the story of the disputes among Nigantha Nathaputta's former disciples, and together they approached the Buddha to ask for advice, for, as Ananda puts it "Venerable sir, it occurs to me at the demise of the Blessed One, may there be no dispute, for the good and welfare of many".