Abhisamaya; 3 Definition(s)

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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'truth-realization', 

is the full and direct grasp of the Four Noble Truths by the Stream-winner (Sotāpanna; s. ariya-puggala). 

In the Com. the term is represented by 'penetration' (pativedha, q.v.). Frequently occurring as dhammābhisamaya, 'realization of the doctrine' 

Cf. S. XIII (Abhisamaya Samyutta) and Pts.M. (Abhisamaya Kathā).

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Pali-English dictionary

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abhisamaya : (m.) realisation; penetration.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Abhisamaya, (abhi + samaya, from sam + i, cp. abhisameti & sameti; BSk. abhisamaya, e. g. Divy 200, 654) “coming by completely”, insight into, comprehension, realization, clear understanding, grasp, penetration. See on term Kvu trsl. 381 sq. — Esp. in full phrases: attha° grasp of what is proficient S.I, 87 = A.III, 49 = It.17, cp. A.II, 46; ariyasaccānaṃ a. full understanding of the 4 noble truths S.V, 415, 440, 441 (cp. Divy 654: anabhisamitānāṃ caturnāṃ āryasatyānāṃ a.); Sn.758 (sacca° = sacc’âvabodha SnA 509); Miln.214 (catusacc°); Sdhp.467 (catusacc°), 525 (saccānaṃ); dhammâbhisamaya full grasp of the Dhamma, quasi conversion (cp. dharm’âbhisamaya Divy 200) S.II, 134; Miln.20, 350; VvA.219; PvA.9 etc. frequent; sammā-mān’âbhisamaya full understanding of false pride in ster. phrase” acchecchi (for acchejji) taṇhaṃ, vivattayi saññojanaṃ sammāmānâbhisamayā antam akāsi dukkhassa” at S.IV, 205, 207, 399; A.III, 246, 444; It.47; cp. māna° S.I, 188 = Th.2, 20 (tato mānâbhisamayā upasanto carissasi, trsl. by Mrs. Rh. D. in K. S. 239 “hath the mind mastered vain imaginings, then mayst thou go thy ways calm and serene”); Sn.342 (expld. by mānassa abhisamayo khayo vayo pahānaṃ SnA 344). Also in foll. passages: S.II, 5 (paññāya), 104 (id.), 133 sq. (Abhisamaya Saṃyutta); Sn.737 (phassa°, expld. ad sensum but not at verbum by phassa-nirodha SnA 509); Ps.II, 215; Pug.41; Vv 1610 (= saccapaṭivedha VvA.85); DA.I, 32; DhA.I, 109; VvA.73 (bhāvana°), 84 (sacchikiriya°); Dpvs.I, 31. —anabhisamaya not grasping correctly, insufficient understanding, taken up wrongly S.III, 260; Pug.21; Dhs.390, 1061, 1162 (Mrs. Rh. D. trsls. “lack of coordination”). (Page 71)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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