Dhammapariyaya, Dhammapariyāya, Dhamma-pariyaya: 1 definition



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

Dhammapariyāya refers to: a short discourse, or a verse, or a poem, with a moral or a text; usually an exposition of a single point of doctrine D.I, 46; II, 93; III, 116; M.I, 445; Vin.I, 40 (a single verse); A.I, 65; IV, 63 (a poem Sn.190—218, where also it is called a dh°pariyāyo); A.V, 288, 291. Such a dh°pariyāya had very often a special name. Thus Brahmajāla, the Wondrous Net D.I, 46; Dhammādāso dh°p°, the Mirror of the Law D.II, 93=S.V, 357; Sokasallaharaṇa, Sorrow’s dart extractor A.III, 62; Ādittap° dh°p°, the Red-hot lancet S.IV, 168; Lomahaṃsana° M.I, 83; Dhammatā-dhamma° Miln.193, etc.

Note: dhammapariyāya is a Pali compound consisting of the words dhamma and pariyāya.

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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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