Issa, Issā: 8 definitions


Issa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, Tamil. 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: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

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Envy / Jealousy;

Issa is dosa related cetasika. It is jealousy and it does not want the assumed others achievement anything in terms of health or wealth or success or anything.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

Issā (“Envy”).

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'envy', is a karmically unwholesome (akusala) mental factor, which is occasionally associated with hate-rooted consciousness (s. Tab. I. 30, 31). Explained in Pug. 55.

Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas


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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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Google Books: The Fruits of True Monkhood

Issā (“jealousy”) in Buddhism refers to one of the sixteen upakilesa (subtle defilements).

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

issa : (m.) a bear. || issā (f.), jealousy; ill-will; envy.

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

1) Issā, 2 (f.) (cp. Sk. ṛśya-mṛga) in issammiga (= issāmiga) J. V, 410, & issāmiga J. V, 431, a species of antelope, cp. J. V, 425 issāsiṅga the antlers of this antelope. (Page 123)

2) Issā, 1 (f.) (Sk. īrṣyā to Sk. irin forceful, irasyati to be angry, Lat. īra anger, Gr. *)/arhs God of war; Ags. eorsian to be angry. See also issati) jealousy, anger, envy, ill-will D. II, 277 (°macchariya); III, 44 (id.); M. I, 15; S. II, 260; A. I, 95, 105 (°mala), 299; II, 203; IV, 8 (°saññojana), 148, 349, 465; V, 42 sq. , 156, 310; Sn. 110; J. V, 90 (°âvatiṇṇa); Pv. II, 37; Vv 155; Pug. 19, 23; Vbh. 380, 391; Dhs. 1121, 1131, 1460; Vism. 470 (def.); PvA. 24, 46, 87; DhA. II, 76; Miln. 155; Sdhp. 313, 510.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Issa (इस्स) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Eṣyat.

2) Issā (इस्सा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Īrṣyā.

context information

Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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