Bhumma, aka: Bhummā; 3 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A class of devas, earth bound deities. They belong to the lowest category of devas. E.g., A.iv.119.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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bhumma : (adj.) terrestrial. (in cpds.), having stages or stories.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Bhumma, (adj. -n.) (fr. bhūmi, Vedic bhūmya) 1. belonging to the earth, earthly, terrestrial; nt. soil, ground, floor Sn. 222 (bhūtāni bhummāni earthly creatures, contrasted with creatures in the air, antalikkhe), 236 (id.); Sdhp. 420 (sabba-bhummā khattiyā). pl. bhummā the earthly ones, i.e. the gods inhabiting the earth, esp. tree gods (Yakkhas) Vv 842 (=bhumma-deva VvA. 334).—nt. ground: Pv. II, 102 (yāva bhummā down to the ground); v. l. BB bhūm(i).—2. the locative case KhA 106, 111, 224; SnA 140, 210, 321, 433; PvA. 33.

—attharaṇa “earth-spread, " a ground covering, mat, carpet Vin. I, 48; II, 208; IV, 279. —antara “earth-occasion, " i.e. (1) sphere of the earth, plane of existence Miln. 163; DhsA. 296.—(2) in °pariccheda discussion concerning the earth, i.e. cosmogony DhsA. 3. —antalikkha earthly and celestial, over earth & sky (of portents) Miln. 178. The form would correspond to Sk. *bhaum-āntarīkṣa. —jāla “terrestrial net (of insight) gift of clear sight extending over the globe (perhaps to find hidden treasures) SnA 353 (term of a vijjā, science or magic art). Cp. bhūrikamma & bhūrivijjā.—ṭṭha (a) put into the earth, being in the earth, found on or in the earth, earthly Vin. III, 47. (b) standing on the earth Dh. 28.—(c) resting on the earth Miln. 181. Also as °ka living on earth, earthly (of gods) J. III, 87. —deva a terrestrial deva or fairy A. IV, 118; Ps. II, 149; VbhA. 12; DhA. I, 156; VvA. 334; PvA. 5, 43, 55, 215, 277. —devatā=°deva J. IV, 287 (=yakkha); KhA 120. (Page 506)

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