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Re: [Pali] Pali name

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  • metta
    Nina, 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
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 20, 2008
      Nina,

      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.

      Wayne (Metta)

      --- 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
      > (rūpāvacara or
      > rūpaloka) are:
      >
      > 1. Brahma-pārisajja, Brahma-purohita, Mahā-brahmāno (s.
      > brahma-
      > kāyika-deva). Amongst these 3 classes will be reborn those with
      > a
      > weak, medium or full experience of the 1st absorption (jhāna,
      > q.v.).
      >
      > 2. Parittābha, Appamānābha, Ābhassara. Here will be reborn
      > those
      > with experience of the 2nd absorption.
      >
      > 3. Paritta-subha, Appamāna-subha, Subha-kiṇṇa (or kiṇha).
      > Here
      > will be reborn those with experience of the 3rd absorption.
      >
      > 4. Vehapphala, Asañña-satta (q.v.), Suddhāvāsa (q.v.;
      > further s.
      > Anāgāmi). Amongst the first 2 classes will be reborn those
      > with
      > experience of the 4th absorption, but amongst the 3rd class only
      >
      > Anāgāmis (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,
      > Mahā-brahmāno.
      > Also of Mahaa Brahma Sahampati who entreated the Buddha, after
      > his
      > enlightenment, to teach.
      >
      > Nina.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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      >
      >
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