Catubhanavara, aka: Catubhānavāra; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A compilation of twenty seven extracts from the five Nikayas, chiefly from the Khuddaka Patha. It also includes several suttas and all the well known Parittas (q.v.). The date of compilation and the author are not known. There is a commentary to the book called the Sarattha Samuccaya, written by a pupil of Ananda Vanaratana Thera, and a Sinhalese paraphrase of the eighteenth century, written by Saranankara Sangharaja. See Introd. to Sarattha Samuccaya (H.B.S.); also Gv.65, 75.

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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