Bhanavara, Bhāṇavāra, Bhana-vara: 2 definitions



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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhāṇavāra : (m.) a section of the scriptures, containing 8,000 letters.

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

Bhāṇavāra refers to: a section of the Scriptures, divided into such for purposes of recitation, “a recital” Vin. I, 14; II, 247; DA. 13; MA 2 (concerning the Bh. of Majjhima Nikāya); SnA 2 (of Sutta Nipāta), 608 (id.); DhsA. 6 (of Dhammasaṅgaṇī, cp. Expos. 8 n. 3), and frequently in other Commentaries & Expositionary Works. (Page 501)

Note: bhāṇavāra is a Pali compound consisting of the words bhāṇa and vāra.

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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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