Paranimmita Vasavatti, Paranimmita-vasavattī: 1 definition
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A class of devas, inhabitants of the highest stage of the sensuous universe (kama loka).
They are described (E.g., A.i.210, etc.; S.v.410, 423; D.ii.91; iii.218) as beings who desire the creation of others, in order to get them into their power.
The Commentary (DA.iii.1001; ItvA. 243 f.; see also MNidA.109; PSA.441; VibhA.519) explains that the objects of their desires are created by other devas who know their weakness, just as a cook, knowing the kings favourite dishes, will prepare them for him. It adds that, according to some authorities, their desires are fulfilled by a mere look, a smile, an embrace, but this statement is rejected by the ancient Commentary.
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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Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
The Book of Protection (by Piyadassi Thera)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 2 - Five Series of The Buddha’s Activities < [Chapter 29 - The Buddha’s Eleventh Vassa at Brahmin Village of Nāḷa]
Buddha attributes (5): Lokavidū < [Chapter 42 - The Dhamma Ratanā]
Part 3 - Story of Māra and Mahā Moggallāna < [Chapter 26 - The Buddha’s Eighth Vassa at the Town of Susumaragira]
A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)