Domanassa; 5 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism


Domanassa means unpleasant feeling in mind.

(Source): Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
Abhidhamma book cover
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Abhidhamma (अभिधम्म) usually refers to the last section (piṭaka) of the Pali canon and includes schematic classifications of scholastic literature dealing with Theravāda Buddhism. Primary topics include psychology, philosophy, methodology and metaphysics which are rendered into exhaustive enumerations and commentaries.

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

lit. 'sad-mindedness', grief,

i.e. mentally painful feeling (cetasika-vedanā), is one of the 5 feelings (vedanā, q.v.) and one of the 22 faculties (indriya, q.v.).

According to the Abhidhamma, grief is always associated with antipathy and grudge, and therefore karmically unwholesome (akusala, q.v.) Cf. Tab. I. 30, 31.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

Domanassa (“grief”). - Indulging in g. s. manopavicāra.

(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).


domanassa : (nt.) displeasure; melancholy; grief.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Domanassa, (nt.) (Sk. daurmanasya, duḥ+manas) distress, dejectedness, melancholy, grief. As mental pain (cetasikaṃ asātaṃ cet. dukkhaṃ S.V, 209=Nd2 312; cp. D.II, 306; Nett 12) opp. to dukkha physical pain: see dukkha B III, 1 a). A synonym of domanassaṃ is appaccaya (q. v.). For defn of the term see Vism.461, 504. The freq. combn dukkha-domanassa refers to an unpleasant state of mind & body (see dukkha B III, 1 b; e.g. S.IV, 198; V, 141; M.II, 64; A.I, 157; It.89 etc.), the contrary of somanassaṃ with which dom° is combd to denote “happiness & unhappiness, ” joy & dejection, e.g. D.III, 270; M.II, 16; A.I, 163; Sn.67 (see somanassa).—Vin.I, 34; D.II, 278, 306; S.IV, 104, 188; V, 349, 451; M.I, 48, 65, 313, 340; II, 51; III, 218; A.I, 39 (abhijjhā° covetousness & dejection, see abhijjhā); II, 5, 149 sq.; III, 99, 207; V, 216 sq.; Sn.592, 1106; Pug.20, 59; Nett 12, 29 (citta-sampīḷanaṃ d.) 53, Dhs.413, 421, 1389; Vbh.15, 54, 71, 138 sq.; Dh.I, 121.

—indriya the faculty or disposition to feel grief D.III, 239 (+som°); S.V, 209 sq.; —upavicāra discrimination of that which gives distress of mind D.III, 245; —patta dejected, disappointed J.II, 155. (Page 331)

(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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