Bhavagga, Bhava-agga: 3 definitions
Bhavagga means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
The name given to the highest point of existence (among the gods) (E.g., Vibh.426; Mil.132), but, more often, to the highest point in the universe as opposed to Avici, the lowest. E.g., J.iv.182; J.vi.354; Mil.336.
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 dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
bhavagga : (m.) the highest point of existence or of the universe.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Bhavagga refers to: the best (state of) existence, the highest point of existence (among the gods) J. III, 84; Vbh. 426; Miln. 132; KhA 179, 249; SnA 17, 41, 507; often as highest “heaven” as opposed to Avīci, the lowest hell; thus at J. IV, 182; VI, 354; Miln. 336.
Note: bhavagga is a Pali compound consisting of the words bhava and agga.
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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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 4 - The Bodhisatta heads towards the Mahābodhi < [Chapter 7 - The Attainment of Buddhahood]
Part 3 - The Buddha proceeding to Migadaya < [Chapter 9 - The Buddha Reflecting Deeply on the Profundity of the Dhamma]
Part 6 - Contemplation on Rare Appearance of a Buddha < [Chapter 2 - Rare Appearance of a Buddha]
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on Biography of the thera Bhāgineyyupāli < [Chapter 5 - Upālivagga (section on Upāli)]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)