Anigha, Anīgha: 4 definitions



Anigha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A Pacceka Buddha; occurs in a list of Pacceka Buddhas. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

anigha : (adj.) free from trouble. || anīgha (adj.) free from trouble.

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

Anigha, see nigha1 and īgha. Anicca, see Nicca. (Page 33)

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Anīgha, see nigha1 and cp. īgha. (Page 33)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Anigha (अनिघ).—adj. (= Pali id., also anīgha), free from evil (? see nigha, nīgha); occurs chiefly (in Pali literature, aside from commentarial etymologies, only) in the neg. form; epithet of Buddha, or at least of perfected saints. In Pali often rendered calm, unperturbed, but it seems that free from evil (whether sin, pāpa, or misery, duḥkha) will suffice in all Pali and [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] occurrences. Regularly in lists of formulaic epithets which give little clue to a more precise meaning: Lalitavistara 358.5; Mahāvastu ii.397.16; iii.400.2 (same verse in Pali Sn 534 with anigha); 418.14; Udānavarga xxix.34; Gaṇḍavyūha 284.6.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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