Abhithana, Abhiṭhāna: 1 definition



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

Abhiṭhāna, (nt.) (abhi + ṭhāna, cp. abhitiṭṭhati; lit. that which stands out above others) a great or deadly crime. Only at Sn.231 = Kh VI, 10 (quoted Kvu 109). Six are there mentioned, & are explained (KhA 189) as “matricide, parricide, killing an Arahant, causing schisms, wounding a Buddha, following other teachers”. For other relations & suggestions see Dhs.trsl. 267. — See also ānantarika. (Page 64)

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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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