PTS: Middle Length Sayings I, #1: Discourse on the Synopsis of Fundamentals, Horner, trans., pp 3.
WP: Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: The Root of All Things, Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi, trans., pp 83
Examining the Mulapariyaya -- Analysis
The Root Sequence, Bhikkhu Thanissaro, translation of the Mulapariyaya
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Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede
Brahmā: [cp. Vedic Brahmān, m., one who prays or chants hymns] 1. the god Brahmā chief of the gods, often represented as the creator of the Universe...also called MahāBrahmā, Sahampati (the name/form used to ask the Buddha to Teach--mo), Sanaṅkumāra. The duration of his life is given as being 1 kalpa (mo: one full evolution and devolution of the World). 2. a brahma god, a happy and blameless celestial being, an inhabitant of the higher heavens (brahma-loka; in which to be reborn is a reward of great merit)
Brahman: the supreme good; as a buddhistic term used in a sense different from the brahmanic (save in controversy with Brahmans); a state like that of Brahmā (or Brahman). 2. Vedic text, mystic formula, prayer
brahma: 1. holy, pious, brahmanic; a holy person, a brahmin, 2. divine, as incorporating the highest and best qualities, sublime, ideal best, very great, 3. holy, sacred, divinely inspired
"The house in which Mother (MA) and Father (PA) are reveranced, beggars is like the house of Brahmā. Mother and Father are like Brahmā, Beggars."