Punabbasumata, Punabbasumātā: 1 definition


Punabbasumata 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)

[«previous next»] — Punabbasumata in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A Yakkhini, mother of Punabbasu. One evening towards sunset, when the Buddha was at Jetavana, she, with her daughter Uttara on her hip and the boys hand in hers, came to the grove in search of food. She saw the silent monks seated round the Buddha while he preached, and having hushed her babe to silence she and Punabbasu listened to the Buddha. At the end of the sermon, both mother and son became sotapannas, Uttara being too young to understand (S.i.210f.; SA.i.239f).

Punabbasumata is quoted as an example of a Yakkhini who could travel through the air (PSA.79).

She was a vemanikapeta. DA.ii.50.

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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