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Papayana???

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Papayana???

Postby yamaka » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:48 am

Dear all,

Somewhere I have heard the term:"Papayana"(literally as "The wicked vehicle ")used to address to Mahayana Buddhism in Sri Lanka.I am curious the word of "Papayana" was descended from the Pali text?

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Re: Papayana???

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:04 am

I am sure its not in the Pāli text — just a term made up, quite probably to disparage Tantric practices. You can find a few that I made up on my Forums page.

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Re: Papayana???

Postby theravada_guy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:19 pm

Is this akin to the original meaning of "Hinayana", as Kare explains in his article?
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Re: Papayana???

Postby Kare » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:30 pm

Mettāya,
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Re: Papayana???

Postby theravada_guy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:43 pm

I was thinking, "papa" in Sanskrit means "negative fruit of one's karma". That's the Hindu explanation, and I think it's ours too. "Yana" means "vehicle", as we all know. So, I'd say it comes from Sanskrit, but I could be wrong. I've never heard of "Papayana" (or "Mamayana"), but I wouldn't think it advisable to start using this term.
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Re: Papayana???

Postby Mr Man » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:45 pm

I thought it was a cross between a papaya and a banana. :tongue:

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Re: Papayana???

Postby daverupa » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:46 pm

puññayana > papayana?

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Re: Papayana???

Postby theravada_guy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:50 pm

Given Sri Lanka's closeness with India in the past (take the Ramayana (both Hindu and Jain), for example), I just thought it'd make sense if it came from Sanskrit. But, I don't know.
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