Vehapphala: 2 definitions
Vehapphala 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
One of the Brahma worlds of the Rupaloka plane. Beings are born there as a result of developing the Fourth Jhana (AbhS. chap. v., see. 3 d).
Their life span is five hundred mahakalpas, (Ibid., sec. 6; A.ii.128, 129) and even puthujjanas can be born there (VbhA.376).
Baka Brahma was once an inhabitant of Vehapphala (J.iii.358; SA .i.162).
Anagamis born there reach Nibbana without going elsewhere (VbhA.522).
Buddhaghosa explains (Ibid., 521= MA.i.29) the name thus: vipula phala ti = Vehapphala. In ages in which the world is destroyed by wind, Vehapphala forms the limit of the destruction (CypA.9).Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
is the name of a class of heavenly beings in the fine-material world; s. deva.
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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A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Supplement (c): Fulfilment of the Ten Perfections < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
The Story of Kāḷadevila the Hermit < [Chapter 1 - The Jewel of the Buddha]
Part 5 - Taming of Baka Brahmā < [Chapter 35 - Story of Māra]
The Jhanas (by Henepola Gunaratana Mahāthera)
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
The Book of Protection (by Piyadassi Thera)