Pubbavideha: 2 definitions
Pubbavideha 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
The eastern of the four continents (mahadipa) which compose a Cakkavala (A.i.227; v.59).
It is seven thousand leagues in extent (SNA. 443; 8,000 says BuA.112) and its chief tree is the Acacia (Sirisa) (AA.i.264; MA.ii.947; Vsm.i.206, etc.).
It is the first mahadipa visited by a Cakkavatti when on tour (BuA.131).
See also s.v. Videha.
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
pubbavideha : (m.) name of the eastern continent.
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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Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on the Biography of Nanda thera < [Chapter 2 - Sīhāsaniyavagga (lion-throne section)]
Commentary on the biography of the thera Mahāmoggallāna < [Chapter 1 - Buddhavagga (Buddha section)]
Commentary on the biography of the the thera Sāriputta < [Chapter 1 - Buddhavagga (Buddha section)]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)