Avyapada, Avyāpāda: 4 definitions


Avyapada means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'hatelessness', non-ill-will, goodness; is one of the three kinds of right thought (s. sacca, IV. 2), or wholesome thoughts (vitakka, q.v.) and is the 9th of the 10 wholesome courses of actions (kammapatha II. q.v.).

The most frequently used synonyms are adosa (s. mūla) and mettā (s. brahma-vihāra).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

avyāpāda : (m.) freedom from malice.

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

Avyāpāda, (a + vyāpāda) absence of desire to injure, freedom from malice D. III, 215, 229, 240; It. 82 (all MSS. have aby°); Dhs. 33, 36, 277, 313, 1056. (Page 86)

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Avyāpāda (अव्यापाद).—m. (= Pali id.; neg. of vyāpāda, q.v.), non-malice: LV 32.22, see s.v. vyāpāda; Mvy 1597, see id.; Ud xv. 18, read avyāpāde for text tyāpāde with initial syllable missing. (Tibetan ḥchi ba med, non-death or non- killing, is due to false rendering of vyāpāda, in accord with regular Sanskrit usage.)

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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