Sayadaw: 2 definitions


Sayadaw 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)

Source: Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist TermsVenerable teacher; an honorific title and form of address for a senior or eminent bhikkhu.
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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Shambala Publications: General

Sayadaw Burm., lit., “teacher”; Burmese title for a Buddhist monk. This title properly only ap­plies to the abbot of a monastery but is frequently used also as an honorific form of address for monks in general.

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