Appana, Appaṇā, Appanā: 3 definitions
Appana 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: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
F Very high level of concentration.
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
appaṇā : (f.) fixing of thought on an object; attainment of a trance.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Appanā, (f.) (cp. Sk. arpaṇa, abstr. fr. appeti = arpayati from of ṛ, to fix, turn, direct one’s mind; see appeti) application (of mind), ecstasy, fixing of thought on an object, conception (as psychol. t. t.) J.II, 61 (°patta); Miln.62 (of vitakka); Dhs.7, 21, 298; Vism.144 (°samādhi); DhsA.55, 142 (def. by Bdhg. as “ekaggaṃ cittaṃ ārammaṇe appeti”), 214 (°jhāna). See on term Cpd. pp. 56 sq., 68, 129, 215; Dhs.trsl. XXVIII, 10, 53, 82, 347. (Page 57)
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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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 4 - Contemplation of the Buddha (Buddhānussati Bhāvanā) < [Chapter 42 - The Dhamma Ratanā]
Part 23 - Eight Ways of Mastery of the Mind through Concentration < [Chapter 40 - The Buddha Declared the Seven Factors of Non-Decline for Rulers]
Part 1 - The Week on the Throne (Pallanka Sattāha) < [Chapter 8 - The Buddha’s stay at the Seven Places]
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
Appanā Thought-Process < [Chapter IV - Analysis of Thought-Processes]
Stages of Mental Culture < [Chapter IX - Mental Culture]
Form Sphere Consciousness < [Chapter I - Different Types of Consciousness]
Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma (by Kyaw Min, U)
A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)
Chapter 17 - Cittas Of The Sense-sphere < [Part 2 - Citta]
Chapter 4 - The Three Kinds Of Full Understanding < [Part 5 - The Development Of Insight]
Vipassana Meditation (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on the stanza on pañcāvaraṇāni (five kinds of hindrances) < [Commentary on biography of Silent Buddhas (Paccekabuddha)]
Commentary on the stanza on sahāya < [Commentary on biography of Silent Buddhas (Paccekabuddha)]