Ekaggata, Ekaggatā, Eka-aggata: 5 definitions


Ekaggata 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)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

F (Focussing of the mind on a single point).

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

One of the Sabbacittasadharana cetasikas. Ekaggata is one pointedness. It fixes citta to the object when it arises together with a citta. It stabilizes citta and other co arising cetasikas at a specific object that is taken by the citta. It is concentration. Ekaggata always arises with each arising citta and help all to be fixed at a point that is the object that is taken by the citta.

Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas

concentration or one pointedness; Ekaggata which has as function to focus on an object is translated as one pointedness or concentration.

Ekaggata is One of the Seven Universals.

context information

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

ekaggatā : (f.) tranquillity of mind; onepointedness.

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

Ekaggatā refers to: concentration; capacity to individualise; contemplation, tranquillity of mind (see on term Cpd. 16, 1785, 237, 240) S.V, 21, 197, 269 (cittassa); A.I, 36; IV, 40; Dhs.11 (cittassa); Vism.84.

Note: ekaggatā is a Pali compound consisting of the words eka and aggatā.

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context information

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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