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Nissaya, aka: Habit, Nissāya; 5 Definition(s)

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5 Definition(s) from various sources:

Foundation, help, support, protection.
Added: 29.Jun.2008 | Source: Chez Paul: A Buddhist Glossary
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taking dependence on ones Preceptor or Teacher. (See also Upajjhaaya; AAcariya)

Added: 31.May.2009 | Source: Access to Insight: The Bhikkhus Rules
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'foundation'. The 2 wrong foundations of morality are

  • craving (tanhā-nissaya) and

  • views (ditthi-nissaya).

Hence there are two wrong bases of morality:

  • morality based on craving (tanhā-nissita-sīla) and

  • morality based on views (ditthi-nissita-sīla). (App.)

"'Based on craving' is that kind of morality which has come about by the desire for a happy existence, e.g.: 'O that by this morality I might become a godlike or heavenly being!' (A.IX.172). 'Based on views' is that morality which has been induced by the view that through the observation of certain moral rules purification may be attained" (Vis.M. I).

Added: 06.Jun.2010 | Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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nissaya : (m.) 1. support; 2. protection; 3. that on which anything depends. || nissāya (ind.), by means of; by one's support; near by.

Added: 03.Aug.2014 | Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Nissaya,(Sk.niśraya,of ni+śri,corresp.in meaning to Sk.āśraya) that on which anything depends,support,help,protection; endowment,resource,requisite,supply; foundation,reliance on (Acc.or --°) Vin.I,58 (the four resources of bhikkhu,viz.piṇḍiyālopa-bhojanaṁ,paṁsukūla -- cīvaraṁ,rukkhamūla -- senāsanaṁ,pūtimuttabhesajjaṁ); II,274,278; D.III,137,141; A.I,117; III,271; IV,353; V,73; Sn.753,877; Nd1 108 (two n.:taṇhā° & diṭṭhi°),190,cp.Nd2 s.v.; Nd2 397A (the requisites of a bhikkhu in diff.enumeration); Ps.II,49 sq.,58 sq.,73 sq.; II,220; Nett 7,65; Vism.12,535.nissayaṁ karoti to rely on,to be founded on to take one’s stand in Sn.800.-- Cp.nissāya & nissita.

--kamma giving assistance or help,an (ecclesiastical) act of help or protection Vin.I,49,143,325; II,226; A.I,99; Pv IV.11 (so to be read at the 2 latter passages for niyassa°).--sampanna finding one’s strength in A.IV,353.(Page 374)

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Nissāya,(prep.c,Acc.) (ger.of nissayati,Sk.*niśrāya,BSk niśritya,ni+śri) leaning on (in all fig.meanings) Nd2 368 (=upanissāya,ārammaṇaṁ ālambanaṁ karitvā).‹-› 1.near,near by,on,at J.I,167 (pāsānapiṭṭhaṁ),221 (padumasaraṁ); PvA.24 (bāhā),134 (taṁ=with him).‹-› 2.by means of,through,by one’s support,by way of J.I,140 (rājānaṁ:under the patronage of the k.); IV,137 (id.); II,154 (tumhe); Miln.40 (kāyaṁ),253 (id.); PvA.27 (ye=yesaṁ hetu),154 (nadī° alongside of).-- 3.because of,on account of,by reason of,for the sake of J.I,203 (amhe),255 (dhanaṁ),263 (maṁ); PvA.17 (kiṁ),67 (namaṁ),130 (taṁ).-- Cp.nissaya,nissita.(Page 374)

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