Parivarapatha: 2 definitions



Parivarapatha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

[«previous next»] — Parivarapatha in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The concluding part of the Vinaya Pitaka.

It is a digest of the other parts of the Vinaya and consists of nineteen chapters. The colophon states that the book was the work of a monk named Dipa, probably of Ceylon.

The Commentaries (E.g., DA.i.17; Sp.i.18), however, speak of the Solasa Parivara as having formed part of the Vinaya when it was rehearsed at the First Council. Perhaps the Parivaras correspond to the matika of the Abhidhamma and were enlarged later on.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Parivarapatha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Parivārapāṭha (परिवारपाठ):—[=pari-vāra-pāṭha] [from pari-vāra > pari-vṛ] m. Name of a, [Buddhist literature] work, [Monier-Williams’ Buddhism 62]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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