Ceto: 3 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ceto : is the form that ceta takes in cpds.

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

Ceto, (nt.) (Sk. cetas)=citta, q. v. for detail concerning derivation, inflexion & meaning. Cp. also cinteti. ‹-› Only the Gen. cetaso & the Instr. cetasā are in use; besides these there is an adj. cetaso, der. from Nom. base cetas. Another adj.-form is the inflected Nom. ceto, occurring only in viceto S.V, 447 (+ummatto, out of mind).

I. Ceto in its relation to similar terms: (a) with kāya & vācā: kāyena vācāya cetasā (with hand, speech & heart) Sn.232; Kh IX. kāya (vācā°, ceto°) —muni a saint in action, speech & thought A.I, 273= Nd2 514. In this phrase the Nd has mano° for ceto°, which is also a v. l. at A-passage.—(b) with paññā (see citta IV. b) in ceto-vimutti, paññā-vimutti (see below IV.).—(c) with samādhi, pīti, sukha, etc.: see °pharaṇatā below.

II. Cetaso (Gen.) (a) heart. c° upakkilesa (stain of h.) D.III, 49, 101; S.V, 93. līnatta (attachment) S.V, 64. appasāda (unfaith) S.I, 179; ekodibhāva (singleness) D.III, 78; S.IV, 236 (see 2nd jhāna); āvaraṇāni (hindrances) S 66.—vimokkha (redemption) S.I, 159. santi (tranquillity) Sn.584, 593. vūpasama (id.) A.I, 4; S.V, 65. vinibandha (freedom) D.III, 238= A.III, 249; IV, 461 sq.—(b) mind. c° vikkhepa (disturbance) A.III, 448; V, 149: uttrāsa (fear) Vbh.367. abhiniropanā (application) Dhs.7.-(c) thought. in c° parivitakko udapādi “there arose a reflection in me (Gen.)” S.I, 139; II, 273; III, 96, 103.

III, Cetasā (Instr.) — (a) heart. mettā-sahagatena c. (with a h. full of love) frequent in phrase ekaṃ disaṃ pharitvā, etc. e.g. D.I, 186, III, 78, 223; S.IV, 296; A.I, 183; II, 129; IV, 390; V, 299, 344; Vbh.272. ujubhūtena (upright) S.II, 279; A.I, 63; vivaṭena (open) D.III, 223= S.V, 263; A.IV, 86. macchera-maḷa-pariyuṭṭhitena (in which has arisen the dirt of selfishness) S.IV, 240; A.II, 58. santim pappuyya c. S.I, 212. taṇhādhipateyyena (standing under the sway of thirst) S.III, 103.—vippasannena (devout) S.I, 32=57, 100; Dh.79; Pv.I, 1010. muttena A.IV, 244. vimariyādi-katena S.III, 31. vigatâbhijjhena D.III, 49. pathavī-āpo etc.-samena A.IV, 375 sq. ākāsasamena A.III, 315 sq. sabba° S.II, 220. abhijjhā-sahagatena A.I, 206. satārakkhena D.III, 269; A.V, 30.—migabhūtena cetasā, with the heart of a wild creature M.I, 450.—acetasā without feeling, heartlessly J.IV, 52, 57.—(b) mind: in two phrases, viz. (a) c. anuvitakketi anuvicāreti “to ponder & think over in one’s mind” D.III, 242; A.I, 264; III, 178; ‹-› (b) c. pajānāti (or manasikaroti) “to know in one’s mind, ” in the foll. expressions: para-sattānaṃ parapuggalānaṃ cetasā ceto-paricca pajānāti “he knows in his mind the ways of thought (the state of heart) of other beings” (see ceto-paricca & °pariyāya) M.II, 19; S.II, 121, 213; V, 265; A.I, 255=III, 17=280. puggalaṃ paduṭṭha-cittaṃ evaṃ c° ceto-paricca p. It.12, cp. 13. Arahanto ... Bhagavanto c° cetoparicca viditā D.III, 100. para-cittapariyāya kusalo evaṃ c° ceto‹-› paricca manasikaroti A.V, 160. Bhagavā (brāhmaṇassa) c° ceto-parivitakkaṃ aññāya “perceiving in his mind the thought of (the b.)” S.I, 178; D.III, 6; A.III, 374; Miln.10.

IV. Cpds. —khila fallowness, waste of heart or mind, usually as pañca c-khilā, viz. arising from doubt in the Master, the Norm, the Community, or the Teaching, or from anger against one’s fellow-disciples, D.III, 237, 278; M.I, 101; A.III, 248=IV.460=V.17; J.III, 291; Vbh.377; Vism.211. —paṇidhi resolution, intention, aspiration Vv 4712 (=cittassa samma-d-eva ṭhapanaṃ VvA.203); Miln.129; —padosa corruption of the h., wickedness, A.I, 8; It.12, 13 (opp. pasāda): —paricca “as regards the heart, ” i.e. state of heart, ways of thought, character, mind (=pariyāya) in °ñāṇa Th.2, 71=227 (explained at ThA.76, 197 by cetopariyañāṇa) see phrase cetasā c-p. above (III, b.); —pariyāya the ways of the heart (=paricca), in para-ceto-pariyāya-kusalo “an expert in the ways of others’hearts” A.V, 160; c.-p-kovido encompassing the heart of others S.I, 146, 194=Th.1, 1248; I, 196=Th.1, 1262. Also with syncope: °pariyañāṇa D.I, 79; III, 100; Vism.431; DA.I, 223. —parivitakka reflecting, reasoning S.I, 103, 178; —pharaṇatā the breaking forth or the effulgence of heart, as one of five ideals to be pursued, viz. samādhi, pīti-pharaṇatā, sukha°, ceto°, āloka° D.III, 278; —vasippatta mastery over one’s h. A.II, 6, 36, 185; IV, 312; M.I, 377; Vism.382; Miln.82, 85; —vimutti emancipation of h. (always w. paññā-vimutti), which follows out of the destruction of the intoxications of the heart (āsavānaṃ khayā anāsavā c.-v.) Vin.I, 11 (akuppā); D.I, 156, 167, 251; III, 78, 108, 248 (muditā); S.II, 265 (mettā); M.I, 197 (akuppā), 205, 296; III, 145 (appamāṇā, mahaggatā); A.I, 124; II, 6, 36; III, 84; Sn.725, 727=It.106; It.20 (mettā), 75, 97; Pug.27, 62; Vbh.86 (mettā) Nett 81 (virāgā); DA.I, 313 (=cittavimutti); —vivaraṇa setting the h. free A.IV, 352; V, 67. See also arahant II D. —samatha calm of h. Th.2, 118; —samādhi concentration of mind (=cittasamādhi DA.I, 104) D.I, 15; III, 30; S.IV, 297; A.II, 54; III, 51; —samphassa contact with thought Dhs.3. (Page 272)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ceto (चेतो):—[from cit] in [compound] for tas.

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