Pabhankara, Pabhaṅkara: 3 definitions
Pabhankara 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
An arahant. He once saw the cetiya of Padumuttam Buddha covered with trees and creepers and quite inaccessible. He cleared it and made it ready for worship. Ap.i.269 70.
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
pabhaṅkara : (m.) one who makes light, one who light up, light-bringer, i.e. the sun.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pabhaṅkara, (pabhaṃ, Acc. of pabhā, +kara) one who makes light, one who lights up, light-bringer (often as Ep. of the Buddha) S. I, 51 (quoted at VvA. 116), 210; A. II, 51 sq.; It. 80; J. III, 128; Sn. 991, 1136 (=ālokakara obhāsakara etc. Nd2 399); Vv 214 (=ñāṇ’obhāsa-kara VvA. 106); 3425 (=lokassa ñāṇ’āloka-kara VvA. 115). (Page 415)
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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