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Ababa Niraya

A name given not to a special purgatory but to a period of time in Avīci.

One term of Ababa is equal to four hundred of Abbuda; an Abbuda being reckoned as the time taken to remove twenty cartloads of sesame-seeds, taking one seed at the end of each century.

Sn.p.126; S.i.152; SA.i.170; see also KS.i.190, n.1 and 2. The Suttanipāta Commentary (SnA.ii.477) gives an Abbuda as equal to 100,000 ninnahutas; AA.ii.853.

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