Pavatta, aka: Pavattā; 3 Definition(s)


Pavatta 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)

A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; MA.ii.890.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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Pali-English dictionary

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pavatta : (adj.) going on; fallen down. (nt.) the circle of existence.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Pavatta, (adj.) (pp. of pavattati) 1. (adj.) happening, going on, procedure, resulting Th. 2, 220 (assu ca pavattaṃ, taken by Mrs. Rh. D. as “tears shed”); ThA. 179; PvA. 35, 83 (gāthāyo), 120, esp. with ref. to natural products as “that which comes, ” i.e. normal, natural, raw; °phala ready or natural, wild fruit (gained without exertion of picking), in cpds. °phalika SnA 295 sq.; °bhojana (adj.) J. I, 6; III, 365; Vism. 422, and, °bhojin one who lives on wild fruit (a certain class of ascetics, tāpasā) D. I, 101; M. I, 78, 343; A. I, 241; II, 206; cp. DA. I, 269 sq. & SnA 295, 296. °maṃsa fresh or raw meat (flesh) Vin. I, 217 (cp. Vin. Texts II. 81).—2. (nt.) “that which goes on, ” i.e. the circle or whirl of existence Miln. 197, 326 (cp. Miln. translation II. 200 “starting afresh in innumerable births, ” quot. fr. C.), opp. appavatta freedom from Saṃsāra, i.e. Nibbāna ibid.—3. founded on, dealing with, relating to, being in S. IV, 115 (kuraraghare p. pabbata); DA. I, 92 (ādinaya°), 217 (°pīti-sukha being in a state of happiness). (Page 442)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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