Pabbajati: 2 definitions
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
pabbajati : (pa + vaj + a) goes forth; becomes a monk; leaves household life.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pabbajati, (cp. Sk. pravrajati, pra+vraj) to go forth, to leave home and wander about as a mendicant, to give up the world, to take up the ascetic life (as bhikkhu, samaṇa, tapassin, isi etc.). S. I, 140, 141; Sn. 157, 1003; imper. pabbaja DhA. I, 133. Pot. pabbajeyya J. I, 56; Pug. 57.—Fut. pabbajissati Sn. 564; DhA. I, 133; IV, 55. Aor. pabbaji M. III, 33; S. I, 196=Th. 1, 1255; Sn. 405; Vv 826; PvA. 76; ger. pabbajitvā J. I, 303; PvA. 21 and °vāna Sn. 407.—(agārasmā) anagāriyaṃ pabbajati to go forth into the homeless state Vin. III, 12; M. III, 33; S. I, 196; A. V, 204; Pv. II, 1316. sāsane p. to become an ascetic in (Buddhas) religion, to embrace the religion (& practice) of the Buddha J. I, 56; PvA. 12. pabbajjaṃ pabbajati to go into the holy life (of an ascetic friar, wanderer etc.): see pabbajjā.—Caus. pabbājeti (q. v.).—pp. pabbajita. (Page 414)
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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Buddhist Monastic Discipline (by Jotiya Dhirasekera)
Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)