Paveyyaka, Pāveyyakā, Pāveyyaka: 1 definition


Paveyyaka 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The name given to the inhabitants of Pava - e.g., Paveyyaka Malla (E.g., D.ii.165).

Pava was evidently a centre of Buddhist activity even during the lifetime of the Buddha, and mention is made of Paveyyaka monks in the Vinaya (E.g., Vin.i.253). During the time of the Vajjiputta heresy, it was the Paveyyaka who upheld the true doctrine, their leaders being Revata, Sambhuta Sanavasi, Yasa Kakandakaputta and Sumana (Vin.ii.301ff.; Mhv.iv.17ff). In this connection the Paveyyaka are also described as Pacchimika in opposition to the Vajjiputtakas who are called Pacinaka.

It is explained (E.g., MT.166) that the Paveyyaka were called Pacchimika because they lived to the west. West of Kosala, according to Buddhaghosa, on Maha Vagga (vii.1.).

The Burmese MSS. seem to spell Paveyyaka as Patheyvaka.

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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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