Appicchata, Appicchatā: 4 definitions

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Introduction:

Appicchata 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'having only few wishes', contentedness, is one of the indispensable virtues of the monk; cf. A.X.181-190, and ariyavamsa.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

Appicchatā (“Contentment”), is one of the ascetic virtues. Cf. A.X.181-90.

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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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Appicchata in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

appicchatā : (f.) contentment.

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

Appicchatā, (f.) (abstr. fr. prec. ) contentment, being satisfied with little, unostentatiousness Vin. III, 21; D. III, 115; M. I, 13; S II 202, 208 sq. ; A. I, 12, 16 sq. ; III, 219 sq. , 448; IV, 218, 280 (opp. mahicchatā); Miln. 242; SnA 494 (catubbidhā, viz. paccaya-dhutaṅga-pariyatti-adhigama-vasena); PvA. 73. As one of the 5 dhutaṅga-dhammā at Vism. 81. (Page 57)

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context information

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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