Anupubba, aka: Ānupubba; 3 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Setthi of Savatthi. He was so called because he engaged himself in a series of good works, each being of greater merit than the last, with the object of freeing himself from suffering. In the end he entered the Order, but finding the rules too numerous and irksome, he wished to return to the lay life. His colleagues took him to the Buddha, who asked him to observe one rule only - guarding his mind; he agreed and became a Stream enterer. DhA.i.297-300.

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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anupubba : (adj.) successive; gradual.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Anupubba, (adj.) (anu + pubba) following in one’s turn, successive, gradual, by and by, regular Vin.II, 237 (mahāsamuddo a°-ninno etc.); D.I, 184; Sn.511; J.V, 155 (regularly formed, of ūrū). Cases adverbially: anupubbena (Instr.) by and by, in course of time, later, gradually Vin.I, 83; Dh.239 (= anupaṭipāṭiyā DhA.III, 340); Pug.41, 64; J.II, 2, 105; III, 127; Miln.22; PvA.19. anupubbaso (Abl. cp. Sk. anupūrvaśaḥ) in regular order Sn.1000. ‹-› In compn. both anupubba° & anupubbi° (q. v.).

kāraṇa gradual performance, graded practice M.I, 446. —nirodha successive passing away, fading away in regular succession, i. e. in due course. The nine stages of this process are the same as those mentioned under °vihāra, & are enumd. as such at D.III, 266, 290; A.IV, 409, 456; Ps.I, 35. —vihāra a state of gradually ascending stages, by means of which the highest aim of meditation & trance is attained, viz. complete cessation of all consciousness. These are 9 stages, consisting of the 4 jhānas, the 4 āyatanāni & as the crowning phrase “saññā-vedayitanirodha” (see jhāna1). Enumd. as such in var. places, esp. at the foll.: D.II, 156; III, 265, 290; A.IV, 410; Nd2 under jhāna; Ps.I, 5; Miln.176. —sikkhā regular instruction or study (dhammavinaye) M.I, 479; III, 1 (+ °kiriyā °paṭipadā). (Page 39)

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Ānupubba, (nt.) (abstr. fr. anupubba) rule, regularity, order Th.1, 727 (cp. M Vastu II.224 ānupubbā). (Page 101)

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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