Samavattakkhandha: 2 definitions
Samavattakkhandha 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 son of Vipassi Buddha in his last lay life. His mother was Sutana. Bu.xx.25, etc.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Samavattakkhandha, (adj.) (sama+vatta+kh. , but BSk. sasaṃvṛtta°) having the shoulders round, one of the lakkhaṇas of a Buddha D. II, 18; III, 144, 164; Dial. II. 15: “his bust is equally rounded. ” (Page 684)
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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