Cittanupassana, aka: Citta-anupassana, Cittānupassanā; 4 Definition(s)


Cittanupassana 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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F Turning of the attention to consciousness moment after moment.

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

'contemplation of consciousness', is one of the 4 foundations of mindfulness (satipatthāna)

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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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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cittānupassanā : ((citta + anupassanā), f.) a critique of heart.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Cittānupassanā:—the critique of heart, adj. °ânupassin D.II, 299; III, 221, 281; M.I, 59 & passim (cp. kāy°);  

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