Avajja: 2 definitions



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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

avajja : (adj.) unblameable; faultless.

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

Avajja, (adj.) (Sk. avadya, seemigly a + vadya, but in reality a der. fr. ava. According to Childers = Sk. avarjya from vraj, thus meaning “not to be shunned, not forbidden”. This interpretn is justified by context of Dh. 318, 319. The P. commentator refers it to ava + vad (for *ava-vadya) in sense of to blame, cp. apavadati) low, inferior, blamable, bad, deprecable Dh. 318, 319; Dhs. 1160. More fig. in neg. form anavajja blameless, faultless D. I, 70 (= anindita DA. I, 183); A. II, 26 = It. 102; Sn. 47 (°bhojin carrying on a blameless mode of livelihood, see Nd2 39), 263 (= anindita agarahita KhA 140): Ps. II, 116, 170; Pug. 30, 41, 58; Sdhp. 436. Opp. sāvajja. (Page 82)

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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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