Pubbakammapiloti: 1 definition



Pubbakammapiloti 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

A chapter in the Apadana (Ap.i.299 ff ) which gives incidents from several lives of the Bodhisatta in explanation of the reason for which the Buddha suffered in various ways during his last life - e.g., from persecutions at the hands of his enemies and from various bodily ills. Most of the incidents mentioned are not to be found in the Jatakas.

This chapter is described as a Buddhapadana (Ibid., 301), but there is no reference either to it or to the incidents recounted in the chapter entitled Buddhapadana which is found at the beginning of the Apadana.

See also Pilotikamma.

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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