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Re: Pali word of the day

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:59 pm



'treasures', a term for the following 7 qualities: faith, morality, moral shame, Fear of Wrongdoing, learning, generosity and understanding. Cf. A. VII, 5, 6.
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'individual', 'person'
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'remembrance of former births', is one of the higher powers abhiññā, and a factor of threefold knowledge.
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rapture, enthusiasm rendered also by joy, happiness
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'elements', are the ultimate constituents of a whole.

I The 4 physical elements dhātu or mahā-bhūta popularly called earth, water, fire and wind, are to be understood as the primary qualities of matter. They are named in Pāli: pathavī-dhātu, āpo-dhātu, tejo-dhātu, and vāyo-dhātu In Vis.M XI, 2 the four elements are defined thus:,Whatever is characterized by hardness thaddha-lakkkhana is the earth or solid-element; by cohesion ābandhana or fluidity, the water-element; by heating paripācana the fire or heat-element; by strengthening or supporting vitthambhana the wind or motion-element. All four are present in every material object, though in varying degrees of strength. If, for instance, the earth element predominates, the material object is called 'solid', etc.
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lit. means of 'shaking off the defilements'; method of purification, ascetic or austere praxis. These are strict observances recommended by the Buddha to Bhikkhus as a help to cultivate contentedness, withdrawal, energy and the like. One or more of them may be observed for a shorter or longer period of time.
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lit. 'fruit'. - 1. result, effect often together with hetu cause; 2. benefit e.g. in Sāmañña-phala Sutta, 'The Results, or Benefits, of Recluseship'; D. 2.
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lit. 'sight'; Verbal root: dis to see: view, belief, speculative opinion, insight. If not qualified by sammā 'right', it mostly refers to wrong and evil view or opinion, and only in a few instances to right view, understanding or insight e.g. ditthi-ppatta, ditthi-visuddhi purification of insight; ditthi-sampanna possessed of insight.
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(Sanskrit preta) lit. 'departed spirit', ghost
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'penetration', signifies the realization of the truth of the Dhamma, as distinguished from the mere acquisition of its wording pariyatti or the practice patipatti of it, in other words, realization as distinguished from theory and practice. Cf. pariyatti.
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'evil conduct', is threefold: in deeds, words and thoughts
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'woeful course' of existence
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lit. 'reunion, relinking', i.e. rebirth
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abstr. noun fr. dukkha 'the state of suffering', painfulness, unpleasantness, the unsatisfactoriness of existence. There are three kinds of suffering: 1 suffering as pain dukkha-dukkhatā 2 the suffering inherent in the constructions sankhāra-dukkhatā 3 the suffering in change viparināma-dukkhatā see: XLV, 165; D. 33.

1 is the bodily or mental feeling of pain as actual]y felt. 2 refers to the oppressive nature of all constructions of existence i.e. all conditioned phenomena, due to their continual arising and passing away; this includes also experiences associated with neutral feeling. 3 refers to bodily and mental pleasant feelings,;because they are the cause for the arising of pain when they change; Vis.M XIV, 34f.
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(paṭisambhidā; Pali for "path of discrimination"; sometimes called just Patisambhida for short) is a Buddhist scripture, part of the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism. It is included there as the twelfth book of the Sutta Pitaka's Khuddaka Nikaya.
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'analytical knowledge' or 'discrimination', is of 4 kinds: analytical knowledge
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practice, or 'pursuance' of the teaching, as distinguished from the mere theoretical knowledge of its wording (pariyatti)
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(Pali) (Sanskrit Ekāgratā, एकाग्रता)

"one-pointedness", or the state (-tā) of having one (eka) point (agga or agra). This mental factor is the primary component in all jhānas and the essence of concentration samādhi. One-pointedness temporarily inhibits sensual desire, a necessary condition for any meditative attainment. Ekaggatā exercises the function of closely contemplating the object, the salient characteristic of jhāna, but it cannot perform this function alone. It requires the joint action of the other four jhāna factors each performing its own special function: vitakka, vicāra, pīti and sukha.
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[eva.m]

Thus; in this way. This term is used in Thailand as a formal closing to a sermon.
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'Path-attainer', is he who had reached one of the 4 supra-mundane paths of Nobility
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