Pabbajita, aka: Pabbājita; 2 Definition(s)


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pabbajita : (pp. of pabbajati) gone forth; become a monk; leaved household life. (m.) a monk.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Pabbajita, (pp. of pabbajati, cp. BSk. pravrājita Divy 236) one who has gone out from home, one who has given up worldly life & undertaken the life of a bhikkhu recluse or ascetic, (one) ordained (as a Buddhist friar), gone forth (into the holy life or pabbajjā) Vin. III, 40 (vuḍḍha-pabbajito bhikkhu); IV, 159; D. I, 131 (agārasmā anagāriyaṃ p.), 157; III, 31 sq. , 147 sq.; M. I, 200, 267, 345, 459; II, 66, 181; III, 261; S. I, 119 (dhammavinaye p.); IV, 260, 330; V, 118 sq. , 421; A. I, 69, 107, 147, 168; II, 78, 143; III, 33, 78 (vuḍḍha°), 244, 403 (acira°); IV, 21 (cira°); V, 82, 348 sq.; Sn. 43 (see Nd2 397), 274, 385, 423; Dh. 74, 174, 388; J. I, 56; Pv. II, 81 (=samaṇa PvA. 106); II, 111 (bhikkhu=kāmādimalānaṃ pabbajitattā paramatthato pabbajito PvA. 146); II, 1317 (=pabbajjaṃ upagata PvA. 167); Miln. 11; DA. I, 270; DhA. I, 133; PvA. 5, 55. (Page 414)

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Pabbājita, (pp. of pabbājeti) taken into the order, made a bhikkhu M. II, 62. (Page 414)

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