Glossary


This is a glossary of terms based on content from the Pāli workbook by Lynne Martineau.
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A

adhiṭṭhāna

(adhi + sthā) strong determination

anattā

(an + attā) non-self

anicca

(a + nicca) impermanence

anuloma

with the hair or grain, in natural order

avijjā

ignorance

B

bhava

becoming, rebirth

bhāvanā-mayā paññā

wisdom from experience

C

cintā-mayā paññā

wisdom from intellectual understanding

D

dāna

giving of charitable gifts

dhātu

element, natural condition

dosa

anger

dukkha

unpleasantness, causing misery, unsatisfactoriness

I

indriya

mastery

J

jarā

old age, decay

jāti

existence, birth, rebirth

K

kāmacchanda

craving for sense pleasures

khanti

forbearance

M

maraṇa

physical death, dying

mettā

loving kindness

moha

delusion

N

nāmarūpa

mind and matter

nekkhamma

renunciation

nīvaraṇa

obstacle, hindrance

P

paññā

wisdom

pāramī

perfection, wholesome mental quality that helps to dissolve egoism and thus leads one to liberation

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