Bhumma, Bhummā: 3 definitions
Bhumma 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
A class of devas, earth bound deities. They belong to the lowest category of devas. E.g., A.iv.119.
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
bhumma : (adj.) terrestrial. (in cpds.), having stages or stories.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Abhumma, Bhummadevata, Bhummi, Avivada, Bhummattharana, Tharana, Bhummantalikkha, Bhummadeva, Bhummantara, Samipa, Bhumya, Upayoga, Bhummajala, Nagapeta Vatthu, Jala, Devata, Bhuri, Deva, Sabba, Yakkha.
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 6 - Realization of the Three Knowledges: Pu, Di, Ā < [Chapter 7 - The Attainment of Buddhahood]
Part 4 - Discourse on the Life of the Bodhisatta Brahmin Sankha < [Chapter 22 - Founding of Vesali]
The Dawn of the Dhamma (by Sucitto Bhikkhu)
Chapter 19 - The Abodes Of Bliss < [The Sutta]
Chapter 22 - The World Of Dhamma < [The Sutta]
Chapter 17 - Heaven On Earth < [The Sutta]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)