Pabhassara: 3 definitions
Pabhassara 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 king of long ago, a previous birth of Maha Kaccana. Ap.i.84.
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
pabhassara : (adj.) very bright; resplendent.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pabhassara, (adj.) (fr. bhās) shining, very bright, resplendent S. I, 145; V, 92, 283; A. I, 10, 254, 257 sq. , III, 16; Sn. 48 (=parisuddha pariyodāta Nd2 402); J. V, 202, 170; Vv 171 (rucira+); Pv III, 31 (rucira+); Vism. 223; 377; DhA. I, 28; VvA. 12 (pakati° bright by nature). (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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Starts with: Pabhassara Sutta.
Search found 5 books and stories containing Pabhassara; (plurals include: Pabhassaras). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 4 - The Week at the Golden House (Ratanāghara Sattāha) < [Chapter 8 - The Buddha’s stay at the Seven Places]
Part 3 - Buddha’s performance of Miracles (pāṭihāriya) < [Chapter 24 - The Buddha’s Sixth Vassa at Mount Makula]
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)
A House on Fire (by Stephen L. Klick)
Straight from the Heart (by Acariya Maha Boowa Nanasampanno)