Bhanna, Bhañña: 2 definitions


Bhanna means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The word occurs in the compound Ukkala (Okkala) Vassa Bhanna (S.iii.73; M.iii.78; A.ii.31), a group described as ahetuvada, akiriyavada, natthikavada, but who, nevertheless, agreed that the khandhas might be divided into past, present and future and who accepted the teaching of the Great Forty (see Mahacattarisaka Sutta).

They also accepted non covetousness, non malice, right mindfulness and right concentration as worthy.

The Commentaries (AA.ii.497; MA.ii.894; SA.ii.201 says, dve pi te muladitthigatika ) explain that Vassa and Bhanna were two people (dvejana) (? tribes).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Bhaṇṇa (भण्ण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bhaṇ.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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