Appamana, aka: Appamāṇa; 2 Definition(s)


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appamāṇa : (adj.) boundless; unlimited.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Appamāṇa, (freq. spelled appamāna) (adj.) (a + pamāṇa) 1. “without measure”, immeasurable, endless, boundless, unlimited, unrestricted all-permeating S.IV, 186 (°cetaso); A.II, 73; V, 63; Sn.507 (mettaṃ cittaṃ bhāvayaṃ appāmāṇaṃ = anavasesa-pharaṇena SnA 417; cp. appamaññā); It.21 (mettā), 78; J.II, 61; Ps.II, 126 sq.; Vbh.16, 24, 49, 62, 326 sq.; Dhs.182, 1021, 1024, 1405; DhsA.45, 196 (°gocara, cp. anantagocara). See also on term Dhs.trsl. 60. — 2. “without difference”, irrelevant, in general (in commentary style) J.I, 165; II, 323. (Page 57)

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