Abhisankhara, Abhisankhāra, Abhisaṅkhāra: 3 definitions


Abhisankhara means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

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

context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abhisankhara in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

abhisaṅkhāra : (m.) accumulation; preparation.

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

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)

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context information

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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