Aviha, Avihā: 4 definitions
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A class of devas. Their world ranks among the five foremost of the rupa worlds, the Suddhavasa (D.ii.52; iii.237; M.iii.103).
Anagamis are born in Aviha and there attain arahantship (ItA.40). Mention is made of seven persons who became arahants immediately after being born in the Aviha world: Upaka, Palaganda, Pukkusati, Bhaddiya, Kundadeva, Bahudanti and Pingiya (MA.ii.999).
The name Aviha means not falling from prosperity (attano sampattiya na hayantiti Aviha) (VibhA.521; DA.ii.480). The duration of life in Aviha is one thousand kappas (DA.iii.740). Uddhamsotas start their career from Aviha and end in Akanittha (PsA.319; DhA.iii.289-90).
The Buddha once visited Aviha. D.ii.50-1.Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
(derivation uncertain; Sanskrit avrha)
is one of the five Pure Abodes (suddhāvāsa, q.v.) in the fine-material sphere.
For details, s. under Anāgāmī.
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Aviha, (of uncertain etym. ) the world of the Aviha’s, i.e. the 12th of the 16 Brahmā-words, cp. Kindred Sayings 48 n. 3; Cpd. 139.—S. I, 35, 60; A. I, 279; Pug. 17. (Page 85)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Avihā (अविहा).—ind. Alas! Ś.6.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Full-text: Avidha, Phalaganda, Bahuraggi, Shuddhavasa, Hatthaka Sutta, Khandadeva, Avidham, Subhagavana, Brihatphala, Avriha, Upaka, Ghatikara, Pingiya, Akanittha Deva, Anagami, Alavaka Hatthaka, Bhaddiya, Suddhavasa Worlds.
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 4 - The Delightful Satisfaction of Sakka < [Chapter 39 - How the Āṭānāṭiya Paritta came to be Taught]
Part 3 - The Buddha proceeding to Migadaya < [Chapter 9 - The Buddha Reflecting Deeply on the Profundity of the Dhamma]
Part 2 - Story of King Pukkusāti < [Chapter 36 - The Buddha’s Height Measured by a Brahmin]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Chapter XXX - The second Avalokita-sūtra < [Volume II]
Teacher of the Devas (by Susan Elbaum Jootla)
The Book of Protection (by Piyadassi Thera)
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
Four Planes of Life < [Chapter V - Process Freed Section]
Fourfold Kamma < [Chapter V - Process Freed Section]
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)