Re: [Pali] Pali name
Thank-you very much and much metta!
Note: my nickname is "Metta" It was given to me
by fellow student and close Buddhist friends in
my Theravada Insight year long course that I
took in 1992.
--- Nina van Gorkom <vangorko@...> wrote:
> Dear Alex and Wayne,
> Op 18-jun-2008, om 2:21 heeft duriank24 het volgende geschreven:
> > Could anyone tells me what is a Maha Brahma?
> N: I should add more.
> See Buddhist Dictionary under deva:
> <II. The heavenly beings of the fine-material sphere
> (rÅ«pÄvacara or
> rÅ«paloka) are:
> 1. Brahma-pÄrisajja, Brahma-purohita, MahÄ-brahmÄno (s.
> kÄyika-deva). Amongst these 3 classes will be reborn those with
> weak, medium or full experience of the 1st absorption (jhÄna,
> 2. ParittÄbha, AppamÄnÄbha, Äbhassara. Here will be reborn
> with experience of the 2nd absorption.
> 3. Paritta-subha, AppamÄna-subha, Subha-kiá¹á¹a (or kiá¹ha).
> will be reborn those with experience of the 3rd absorption.
> 4. Vehapphala, AsaÃ±Ã±a-satta (q.v.), SuddhÄvÄsa (q.v.;
> further s.
> AnÄgÄmi). Amongst the first 2 classes will be reborn those
> experience of the 4th absorption, but amongst the 3rd class only
> AnÄgÄmis (q.v.).
> Being born in ruupa-brahma planes is the result of the
> development of
> ruupa jhaana.
> In the suttas we see the names of Brahma-purohita,
> Also of Mahaa Brahma Sahampati who entreated the Buddha, after
> enlightenment, to teach.
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