Abbha Sutta; 2 Definition(s)

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Thunder clouds arise sometimes because the Abbhava lahaka devas wish to give joy to their bodies. S.iii.256.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Pali-English dictionary

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Abbha, (nt.) (Vedic abhra nt. & later Sk. abhra m. “dark cloud”; Idg. *m̊bhro, cp. Gr. a)fros scum, froth, Lat. imber rain; also Sk. ambha water, Gr. o)/mbros rain, Oir ambu water). A (dense & dark) cloud, a cloudy mass A.II, 53 = Vin.II, 295 = Miln.273 in list of to things that obscure moon- & sunshine, viz. abbhaṃ mahikā (mahiyā A) dhūmarajo (megho Miln), Rāhu. This list is referred to at SnA 487 & VvA.134. S.I, 101 (°sama pabbata a mountain like a thunder-cloud); J.VI, 581 (abbhaṃ rajo acchādesi); Pv IV.39 (nīl° = nīla-megha PvA.251). As f. abbhā at Dhs.617 & DhsA.317 (used in sense of adj. “dull”; DhsA.expls. by valāhaka); perhaps also in abbhāmatta.

—kūṭa the point or summit of a storm-cloud Th.1, 1064; J.VI, 249, 250; Vv 11 (= valāhaka-sikhara VvA.12). —ghana a mass of clouds, a thick cloud It.64; Sn.348 (cp. SnA 348). —paṭala a mass of clouds DhsA.239. —mutta free from clouds Sn.687 (also as abbhāmutta Dh.382). —saṃvilāpa thundering S.IV, 289. (Page 59)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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