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
Entry link: adhiṭṭhāna

anattā

(an + attā) non-self
Entry link: anattā

anicca

(a + nicca) impermanence
Entry link: anicca

anuloma

with the hair or grain, in natural order
Entry link: anuloma

avijjā

ignorance
Entry link: avijjā

B

bhava

becoming, rebirth
Entry link: bhava

bhāvanā-mayā paññā

wisdom from experience
Entry link: bhāvanā-mayā paññā

C

cintā-mayā paññā

wisdom from intellectual understanding
Entry link: cintā-mayā paññā

D

dāna

giving of charitable gifts
Entry link: dāna

dhātu

element, natural condition
Entry link: dhātu

dosa

anger
Entry link: dosa

dukkha

unpleasantness, causing misery, unsatisfactoriness
Entry link: dukkha

I

indriya

mastery
Entry link: indriya

J

jarā

old age, decay
Entry link: jarā

jāti

existence, birth, rebirth
Entry link: jāti

K

kāmacchanda

craving for sense pleasures
Entry link: kāmacchanda

khanti

forbearance
Entry link: khanti

M

maraṇa

physical death, dying
Entry link: maraṇa

mettā

loving kindness
Entry link: mettā

moha

delusion
Entry link: moha

N

nāmarūpa

mind and matter
Entry link: nāmarūpa

nekkhamma

renunciation
Entry link: nekkhamma

nīvaraṇa

obstacle, hindrance
Entry link: nīvaraṇa

P

paññā

wisdom
Entry link: paññā

pāramī

perfection, wholesome mental quality that helps to dissolve egoism and thus leads one to liberation
Entry link: pāramī

paṭiloma

against the hair, in reverse order
Entry link: paṭiloma

R

rāga

lust
Entry link: rāga

S

sacca

truth
Entry link: sacca

saddhā

devotion
Entry link: saddhā

samādhi

concentration
Entry link: samādhi

sammā-ājīva

right livelihood
Entry link: sammā-ājīva

sammā-diṭṭhi

right view
Entry link: sammā-diṭṭhi

sammā-kammata

right actions
Entry link: sammā-kammata

sammā-samādhi

right concentration
Entry link: sammā-samādhi

sammā-saṅkappa

right thought
Entry link: sammā-saṅkappa

sammā-sati

right awareness
Entry link: sammā-sati

sammā-vācā

right speech
Entry link: sammā-vācā

sammā-vāyāma

right effort
Entry link: sammā-vāyāma

saṅkhāra

habit pattern, reactive part of the mind
Entry link: saṅkhāra

saññā

perception
Entry link: saññā

sīla

morality, purity of actions
Entry link: sīla

suta-mayā paññā

wisdom from hearing
Entry link: suta-mayā paññā

T

taṇhā

craving (the cause of suffering, originates in bodily sensations)
Entry link: taṇhā

thīna-middha

sluggishness
Entry link: thīna-middha

U

uddhacca-kukkucca

agitation
Entry link: uddhacca-kukkucca

upekkhā

equanimity, zero point between joy and sorrow
Entry link: upekkhā

uppādāna

clinging, attachment
Entry link: uppādāna

V

vedanā

sensation
Entry link: vedanā

vicikicchā

doubt
Entry link: vicikicchā

viññāṇa

consciousness
Entry link: viññāṇa

viriya

vigor, energy, effort
Entry link: viriya

vyāpāda

aversion
Entry link: vyāpāda


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