Mahapaccari, aka: Mahāpaccarī; 1 Definition(s)


Mahapaccari 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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An old Commentary on the Tipitaka, used by Buddhaghosa in the compilation of his works.

It is often referred to in the Samantapasadika and its comments quoted.

Tradition has it that it was so called because it was compiled on a raft. E.g., Sp.i.283; iii.527, 536, 553, 615; iv. 763, 770, 776, 778, 782, 803, 806, 807, 813, 861, 914, 923, etc.

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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