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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)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.
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 dictionarySource: 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)
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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Cetasikas (by Nina van Gorkom)
Chapter 5 - Volition In The Cycle Of Birth And Death < [Part I - The Universals]
Appendix 2 - Appendix To Chapter 5 < [Appendix And Glossary]
A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)
Chapter 20 - Associated Dhammas < [Part 2 - Citta]
Chapter 14 - The Cycle Of Birth And Death < [Part 2 - Citta]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Chapter II-h - The hell named Avīci < [Volume I]
Chapter XXXVIII - The questions of Sabhika < [Volume III]
Chapter XXVIII - The first Avalokita-sūtra < [Volume II]
A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 1 - Reflections on the profundity of the Dhamma < [Chapter 9 - The Buddha Reflecting Deeply on the Profundity of the Dhamma]
Part 10e - How the Perfection of Energy, etc., are fulfilled < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Buddha attributes (5): Lokavidū < [Chapter 42 - The Dhamma Ratanā]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Bodhisattva quality 12: having passed beyond the works of Māra < [Chapter X - The Qualities of the Bodhisattvas]