Subhakinna, aka: Subhakinha, Subhakiṇṇa, Subhakinnā, Subhakinhā; 2 Definition(s)


Subhakinna 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.

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A class of Brahmas who occupy the ninth Rupa world; a division of the Subha deva (M.iii.102; D.ii.69; M.i.2, etc. Compendium, p.138). Beings are born in that world as a result of developing the third jhana, and their life span is sixty four kappas (MA.i.553 and SA.i.162; but see A.ii.127, 129, where their life is given as four kappas).

They are filled and pervaded with happiness and are serenely blissful; they experience only sublime happiness, unlike the Abhassara, who exclaim in their joy. (D.iii.219) They agree both in body and in perceptive power (A.iv.401; cf.iv.40). They radiate light from their bodies in a steady brightness and not in flashes (AA.ii.713; cf. PSA.80). When the world is destroyed by water, the world of the Subhakinhas forms the limit to which the water rises. PSA.256.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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Pali-English dictionary

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subhakiṇṇa : (m.) the lustrous devas.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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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