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paccekabuddha {pi}

Pāḷi; √ pacceka + buddha
alt. sp.: IPA: pət͡ʃt͡ʃeːkəbud̪d̪ʰə, Velthuis: paccekabuddha, readable: pachchekabuddha, simple: paccekabuddha
translation ~:
khmer: បច្ចេកពុទ្ធ
thai: ปจฺเจกพุทฺธ
sinhal.: පච්චේකබුද්ධ
burm.: ပစ္စေကဗုဒ္ဓ


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ATI Glossary

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Buddhist Dictionary

by late Ven. Nyanalokita Thera:

pacceka-buddha: an 'Independently Enlightened One'; or Separately or Individually (=pacceka) Enlightened One (renderings by 'Silent' or 'Private Buddha' are not very apt).

This is a term for an Arahat (see ariya-puggala) who has realized Nibbāna without having heard the Buddha's doctrine from others. He comprehends the 4 Noble Truths individually (pacceka), independent of any teacher, by his own effort. He has, however, not the capacity to proclaim the Teaching effectively to others, and therefore does not become a 'Teacher of Gods and Men', a Perfect or Universal Buddha (sammā-sambuddha). - Paccekabuddhas are described as frugal of speech, cherishing solitude. According to tradition, they do not arise while the Teaching of a Perfect Buddha is known; but for achieving their rank after many aeons of effort, they have to utter an aspiration before a Perfect Buddha.

Canonical references are few; Puggalapaññatti 29 (defin.); AN 2.56; in MN 116, names of many Paccekabuddhas are given; in DN 16 they are said to be worthy of a Thūpa (dagoba); the Treasure-Store Sutta (Nidhikhandha Sutta, Khp) mentions pacceka-bodhi; the C. Nidd. ascribes to individual Paccekabuddhas the verses of the Rhinoceros Sutta (Khaggavisāna Sutta, Snp 1.3) - See bodhi.

See The Paccekabuddha, by Ria Kloppenborg (Wheel 305/307).


PTS Dictionary

by the Pali Text Society:


Glossary Thanissaro

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Illustrated Glossary of Pāli Terms

by Ven. Varado Maha Thera:

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Glossary various Teacher

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Suttas and Dhammadesanā

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