Nirabbuda: 3 definitions
Nirabbuda 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 Niraya ; really a period of suffering equal to twenty Abbudas (i.e., twenty thousand Ninnahutas). SN.p.126; S.i.149; SNA.477; AA,ii.853.2. Nirabbuda
Twenty five thousand kappas ago there were eight kings of this name, all previous births of Niggundipupphiya. Ap.i.263.
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
nirabbuda : (adj.) free from trouble or tumours. (nt.), a vast number. (m.), name of a hell.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
1) Nirabbuda, 2 (adj.) (nis+abbuda2) free from boils or tumours, healthy (also fig.) Vin. III, 18 (of the Saṅgha). (Page 369)
2) Nirabbuda, 1 (m. nt.) (cp. BSk. nirarbuda & abbuda 3) a vast number; also N. of a hell S. I, 149=A. II, 3=V. 171 (explained at 173 as “seyyathā pi vīsati abbudā nirayā evam eko nirabbudo nirayo”); J. III, 360 (Com. : vīsati abbudāni ekaṃ nirabbudaṃ). (Page 369)
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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Starts with: Nirabbuda-niraya.
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Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
Monks’ Expulsion (Pārājika) 1: The origin of the Vinaya < [Monks’ Expulsion (Pārājika) 1]
Monks’ Expulsion (Pārājika) 1: Origin story < [Monks’ Expulsion (Pārājika) 1]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on the Biography of Buddha (Buddha-apadāna-vaṇṇanā) < [Chapter 1 - Buddhavagga (Buddha section)]