Puggalapannatti, aka: Puggalapaññatti; 3 Definition(s)
Puggalapannatti 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)
The fourth (in the present order) of the seven books of the Abhidhamma Pitaka. It is, however, generally considered to be the earliest of the Abhidhamma books. Its subject matter is the puggala (person). The author first gives a table of contents of the whole work, and then follows the method of the Anguttara Nikaya, grouping human types first under one term, then under two, and so on up to ten. Several of the sections are found, almost complete, in the corresponding sections of the Anguttara. Others are found in the Sangiti Sutta. For details see Morris edition in the P.T.S. series (Introd. x xi).(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Fourth book of the Abhidhamma.
The description of individual types of persons.(Source): Dhamma Study: Introduction to the Dhamma
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
puggalapaññatti : (f.) classification of individuals.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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The Jhanas (by Henepola Gunaratana Mahāthera)
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Preliminary note (1): The navāṅga < [Part 2 - Hearing the twelve-membered speech of the Buddha]
Appendix 11 - The various groups of noble individuals (āryas) < [Chapter XXXVI - The eight recollections (anusmṛti or anussati)]
I. The power of the possible and the impossible (sthānāsthāna-jñānabala) < [Part 2 - The ten powers in particular]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
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