Nibbida, Nibbidā: 4 definitions


Nibbida 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: Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist TermsDisenchantment; aversion; disgust; weariness. The skillful turning away of the mind from the conditioned samsaric world towards the unconditoned, the transcendent - nibbanaSource: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

F Disgust. Exasperation from sansara.

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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).

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nibbidā : (f.) aversion; disgust; weariness.

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

Nibbidā, (f.) (Sk. nirvid, f. (also BSk. e.g. Lal. V, 300) & nirveda; to nibbindati) weariness, disgust with worldly life, tedium, aversion, indifference, disenchantment. N. is of the preliminary & conditional states for the attainment of Nibbāna (see nibbāna II B 1) & occurs frequently together with virāga, vimutti & nibbāna in the formula: etaṃ ekanta-nibbidāya virāgāya nirodhāya ... sambodhāya nibbānāya saṃvattati “this leads to being thoroughly tired (of the world), to dispassionateness, to destruction (of egoism), to perfect wisdom, to Nibbāna, ” e.g. at D. I, 189; S. V, 82, 179, 255, 361; A. III, 83; IV, 143; V, 216.—In other connections: Vin. I, 15 (nibbidāya cittaṃ saṇṭhāsi); D. III, 130 sq.; S. II, 30; III, 40; 179, 189; IV, 86, 141 (read nibbidāya for nibbindāya?); A. I, 51, 64; III, 19, 200, 325 sq.; IV, 99, 336; V, 2 sq. , 311 sq.; J. I, 97; IV, 471, 473; Sn. 340; Ps. I, 195; II, 43 sq.; Vbh. 330; Nett 27, 29; Vism. 650. Cp. abhi°. (Page 365)

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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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