Nissaraniya, Nissaraṇīya: 1 definition


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

Nissaraṇīya, (adj.) (grd. of nissarati, with relation to nissaraṇa) connected with deliverance, leading to salvation, able to be freed. The 3 n. dhātuyo (elements of deliverance) are nekkhamma (escape from cravings), āruppa (from existence with form), nirodha (from all existence), in detail at It. 61 (kāmānaṃ n. nekkhammaṃ, rūpānaṃ n. āruppaṃ, yaṃ kiñci bhūtaṃ saṅkhataṃ n. nirodho). The 5 n-dh. are escape fr. kāma, vyāpāda, vihesā, rūpa, sakkāya: A. III, 245; cp. A. I, 99; III, 290.

Note. The spelling is often nissāraṇīya, thus at Vin. IV, 225; D. III, 239 (the five n-dhātuyo), 247, 275. (Page 374)

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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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