Pacchabhumma, Pacchābhumma: 1 definition


Pacchabhumma 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

(Pacchabhuma). The name given to the district to the west (of the Majjhimadesa) (S.iii.5, 6; SA.ii.186). Mention is also made of the Pacchabhumaka brahmins, who are carriers of water pots, fire worshippers, and who claim to be able to send a man heavenward after death. E.g., A.v.263; see also S.iv.311.

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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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