Pahasa, Pahāsa: 4 definitions
Pahasa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 niraya in which stage players are born after death. Talaputa maintained that after death they were born among the Pahasadevi. The Buddha contradicts this and says that their rebirth is in a Niraya and not in any deva world (S.iv.305f.; ThagA.ii.156). Buddhaghosa explains (SA.iii.100) that Pahasa is not a special Niraya but rather a section of Avici, where beings suffer while wearing the form of singers or dancers.
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
pahāsa : (m.) great joy; mirth.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pahāsa, (fr. pa+has, cp. Class. Sk. prahāsa) laughing, mirth Dhs. 9, 86, 285; VvA. 132; Sdhp. 223. (Page 448)
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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
1) Pahasa (पहस) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Prahas.
2) Pahāsa (पहास) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Prabhāṣ.
3) Pahāsa (पहास) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Prabhās.
4) Pahāsa (पहास) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Prahāsa.
5) Pahāsā (पहासा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Prahāsā.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
Compendium of Calm < [Chapter IX - Mental Culture]
52 Kinds of Mental States < [Chapter II - Mental States]
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)