Pancappakarana, Pañcappakarana: 1 definition

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Pancappakarana 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

Name given to the collection of the books of the Abhidhammapitaka, with the exception of the Dhammasangani and the Vibhanga. There is a Commentary on these by Buddhaghosa and Ananda Vanaratana. P.L.C.210; Gv.64 75.

context information

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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