Anottappa: 6 definitions


Anottappa 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)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

N Absence of fear.

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

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Anottappa is another kind of disinhibition. It is a close friend of ahirika and they both always work together. Unlike ahirika, the characteristic of anotappa is fearlessness. Disinhibition here is in the form of fearlessness not forseeing possible unwholesome kamma and its resultant effects.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

s. ahirika.

Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas

recklessness or disregard of blame;

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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

anottappa : (nt.) recklessness.

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

Anottappa, (nt.) (an + ottappa) recklessness, hardness D.III, 212; It.34 (ahirika +); Pug.20; Dhs.365. Cp. anottāpin. (Page 46)

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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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