Nanavatthuni, Ñāṇavatthūni, Nana-vatthuni: 1 definition


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

Ñāṇavatthūni refers to: (pl.) the objects or items of (right) knowledge which means k. of the paṭiccasamuppāda or causal connection of phenomena. As 44 (i.e. 4 X 11, all constituents except avijjā, in analogy to the 4 parts of the ariyasaccāni) S. II, 56 sq. , as 77 (7 X 11) S. II, 59 sq.; discussed in extenso at Vbh. 306—344 (called ñāṇavatthu);

Note: ñāṇavatthūni is a Pali compound consisting of the words ñāṇa and vatthūni.

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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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