Avajjana, aka: Āvajjana; 4 Definition(s)
Avajjana 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)
Avajjana is made up of aa and vijjana.Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
avajjana means adverting.Source: Buddhist Information: A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas
'advertence' of the mind towards the object, forms the first stage in the process of consciousness (s. viññāna-kicca).
If an object of the 5 physical senses is concerned, it is called 'five-door advertence' (pañca dvārāvajjana); in the case of a mental object, 'mind-door advertence' (mano-dvārāvajjana).Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Āvajjana, (nt.) (fr. āvajjati, cp. BSk. āvarjana in diff. meaning) turning to, paying attention, apprehending; adverting the mind.—See discussion of term at Cpd. 85, 227 (the C. derive āvajjana fr. āvaṭṭeti to turn towards, this confusion being due to close resemblance of jj and ṭṭ in writing); also Kvu trsl. 221 n. 4 (on Kvu 380 which has āvaṭṭanā), 282 n. 2 (on Kvu 491 āvaṭṭanā).—Ps. II, 5, 120; J. II, 243; Vbh. 320; Miln. 102 sq. ; Vism. 432; DA. I, 271. (Page 111)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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