Bhagineyya, Bhāgineyya: 3 definitions



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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Bhagineyya in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Bhagineyya Sangharakkhita Thera. He was the nephew of the Elder Sangharakkhita, hence his name.

Once, at a certain monastery he was given two sets of robes, and immediately put away the better set to be given as a present to his uncle and teacher. At the end of the rains, he went to the monastery of his uncle, and, having waited upon him, offered his gift. But his uncle refused it in spite of the youths repeated request. Thereupon the nephew became sulky, and while fanning the Elder, started to think what he could do if he became a layman. He would sell his robe, buy a she goat, get rich thereby, marry, and have a son. While taking the child out for a walk, he would ask to be allowed to carry him, his wife would refuse and carry him herself. Then she would drop the child and her husband would hit her. So thinking, in his absent mindedness, the youth hit the Elder with the fan. The Elder read his thoughts and rebuked him. The youth then started to run away, but the monks caught him and brought him before the Buddha. The Buddha preached to him on the difficulty of keeping the mind in check. At the end of the sermon the youth became a sotapanna. DhA.i.300ff.

2. Bhagineyya Sangharakkhita. A novice who ate hot food and burnt his tongue. His teacher warned him against such lack of restraint, and the novice, developing insight on that topic, became an arahant. Vsm., p. 45.

3. Bhagineyya Sangharakkhita. A monk who lived in the Kotagerukapasada during his illness. His cell could accommodate just one bed, yet the devas of two deva worlds, led by Sakka, were present there to wait upon him. MT. 552.

4. Bhagineyya Upali. See Upali (2).

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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

[«previous next»] — Bhagineyya in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhāgineyya : (m.) sister's son; nephew. || bhāgineyyā (f.) sister's daughter; niece.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Bhāgineyya, (fr. bhaginī, Cp. Epic Sk. bhāgineya) sister’s son, nephew Sn. 695; J. I, 207; II, 237; DhA. I, 14; PvA. 215. (Page 501)

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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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