Dighabhanaka, Dīghabhāṇaka, Dīghabhānakā, Digha-bhanaka: 3 definitions

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Dighabhanaka 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Reciters of the Digha Nikaya.

They separated the Cariyapitaka, Apadana and Buddhavamsa from the Khuddakanikaya and ascribed the remaining twelve divisions of that Nikaya to the Abhidhamma Pitaka (DA.i.15).

They also held that the four omens which the Bodhisatta saw, prior to his Renunciation, were seen on one and the same day (J.i.59).

It is said that once, when the Dighabhanakas recited the Brahmajala Sutta at the Ambalatthika, to the east of the Lohapasada, the earth shook. DA.i.131; for views expressed by them see Sp.ii.413; DhSA.159, etc.

context information

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 dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dīghabhāṇaka : (m.) a repeater or expounder of the Dīghanikāya.

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

Dīghabhāṇaka refers to: a repeater or expounder of the Dīgha Nikāya J.I, 59; Vism.36, 266, 286; DA.I, 15, 131;

Note: dīghabhāṇaka is a Pali compound consisting of the words dīgha and bhāṇaka.

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context information

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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