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Abhisankhāra, aka: Abhisaṅkhāra; 3 Definition(s)

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Abhisankhāra means something in Buddhism, Pali. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Buddhism

Pali

Abhisaṅkhāra, (abhi + saṅkhāra) 1. putting forth, performance, doing, working, practice: only in two combns., viz. (a) gamiya° (or gamika°) a heathenish practice Vin.I, 233; A.IV, 180, & (b) iddha° (= iddḥi°) working of supernormal powers Vin.I, 16; D.I, 106; S.III, 92; IV, 289; V, 270; Sn.p. 107; PvA.56, 172, 212. — 2. preparation, store, accumulation (of kamma, merit or demerit), substratum, state (see for detail saṅkhāra) S.III, 58 (an°); Nd1 334, 442; Nd2 s. v.; Vbh.135 (puñña° etc.), 340; DhsA.357 (°viññāna “storing intellect” Dhs.trsl. 262). (Page 70)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

abhisaṅkhāra : (m.) accumulation; preparation.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

about this context:

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.

General definition (in Buddhism)

identical with the 2nd link of the paticca-samuppāda, sankhāra (under I, 1) or karma-formations.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

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