Vehapphala: 2 definitions


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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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.

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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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