Alavaka Puccha, Ālavaka-pucchā: 1 definition


Alavaka Puccha means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A name for the questions asked by Alavaka of the Buddha and mentioned in the Alavaka Sutta (q.v.).

When the Sasana gradually falls into abeyance, questions such as these and the questions in the Sabhiya puccha, will remain in the memories of men, but they will not suffice to keep the religion alive (VibhA.432).

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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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