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Niratta 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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
1) Niratta, 2 (adj.) (Sk. nirasta, pp. of nirasyati, see nirassati) rejected, thrown off, given up Sn. 1098; Nd2 359. ‹-› Note. At Sn. 787, 858, 919 the interpretation of Nd1 82= 248=352 and also Bdhgh assume a cpd. of nis+attan (=nirātman): see niratta1. (Page 369)
2) Niratta, 1 (adj. -nt.) (Sk. *nirātman, nis+attan) soulless; view of soullessness or unsubstantiality; thus interpreted (in preference to niratta2) by Com. on Sn. 787, 858, 919. See foll. (Page 369)
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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