Iddhividha, Iddhividhā, Iddhi-vidha: 2 definitions


Iddhividha 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)

[«previous next»] — Iddhividha in Theravada glossary
Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

N (Psychical power (iddhi); of all kinds (vidha)). Knowledge that enables to create and transform everything. Set of various psychical powers.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Iddhividha in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Iddhividhā refers to: kinds of iddhi D. I, 77, 212; II, 213; III, 112, 281; S. II, 121; v. 264 sq. , 303; A. I, 170 sq. , 255; III, 17, 28, 82 sq. , 425 sq.; V, 199; Ps. I, 111; II, 207; Vism. 384; DA. I, 222.

Note: iddhividhā is a Pali compound consisting of the words iddhi and vidhā.

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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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