Pacceka Brahma, aka: Pacceka-brahmā; 2 Definition(s)

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Pacceka Brahma 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Pacceka Brahma in Theravada glossary... « previous · [P] · next »

Mention is made in one or two places in the books of Brahmas who are described as Pacceka Brahma - e.g., Subrahma, Suddhavasa and Tudu. I have not come across any explanation of this term. It may designate a Brahma who does not live in any recognized Brahma world, but in a world of his own.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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).

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