Nissaggiya: 3 definitions


Nissaggiya 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)

[«previous next»] — Nissaggiya in Theravada glossary
Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

T (That which must be forsaken). Fault irremediably calling for the forsaking of an object obtained in an improper way. If it is about an object that a bhikkhu is authorised to keep, he does forsake it, only for short while, to another bhikkhu, who then give it back to him.

See also: The 30 nissaggiyas

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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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nissaggiya in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nissaggiya : (adj.) what ought to be rejected or abandoned.

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

Nissaggiya, (adj.) (Sk. *niḥsārgya grd. of nis+sajjeti, not= Sk. naisargika) to be given up, what ought to be rejected or abandoned Vin. I, 196, 254; III, 195 sq. (Page 374)

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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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