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pabbajjā {pi}

Pāḷi; √ pabbajjā
alt. sp.: IPA: pəbbəd͡ʒd͡ʒɑː, Velthuis: pabbajjaa, readable: pabbajjaa, simple: pabbajja
translation ~:
khmer: បព្ពជ្ជា
thai: ปพฺพชฺชา
sinhal.: පබ්බජ්ජා
burm.: ပဗ္ဗဇ္ဇာ


[dic] pabbajjā (pabbajja)

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ATI Glossary

pabbajjā: “Going forth (from home to the homeless life)”; ordination as a samaṇera (samaṇeri), or novice monk (nun). See upasampadā.


Buddhist Dictionary

by late Ven. Nyanalokita Thera:

pabbajjā: lit. 'the going forth', or more fully stated, 'the going forth from home to the homeless life' of a monk (agārasmā anagāriyaṁ pabbajjā), consists in severing all family and social ties to live the pure life of a monk, in order to realize the goal of final deliverance pointed out by the Enlightened One. Thus, pabbajjā has become the name for admission as a Sāmaṇera, or novice, i.e. as a candidate for the Order of Bhikkhus, or monks.

See Going Forth, by Sumana Samaṇera (Wheel 27/28) - Ordination in Theravāda Buddhism (Wheel 56).


PTS Dictionary

by the Pali Text Society:


Glossary Thanissaro

Pabbajjā (Vinaya): Going-forth — ordination as a sāmaṇera or sāmaṇerī. See BMC2, Chapters 14 and 24.


Illustrated Glossary of Pāli Terms

by Ven. Varado Maha Thera:

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Glossary various Teacher

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See also

Suttas and Dhammadesanā

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