Palibodha, Paḷibodha: 4 definitions


Palibodha 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: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

M (Impediment, inconvenience, disturbance). Circumstances or a situation not allowing one to be satisfied (lodging, food, clothing or hygiene).

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'obstacles', is the term for the following things if they obstruct the monk in the strict practice of a subject of meditation: a crowded monastery, travelling, relatives, association with lay folk, gifts, pupils, repairs in the monastery, sickness, study, magical power.

The latter, however, may become an obstacle only in developing insight (vipassanā, q.v.). See Vis.M. III, 29ff. - (App.)

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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

paḷibodha : (m.) obstruction; hindrance; impediment.

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

Palibodha, (see palibuddhati) obstruction, hindrance, obstacle, impediment, drawback J. I, 148; III, 241 (a° non-obstruction), 381 (id.); Nett 80; also in var. phrases, viz. kāma° Nd2 374 (+kāmapariḷāha); kula° cīvara° Nd2 68, cp. Miln. 388 (kule p.); ghar’āvāsa°, putta-dāro etc. Nd1 136; Nd2 172a B, 205, cp. J. II, 95 (ghara°); KhA 39 (enumerated as set of dasa palibodhā which are also given and explained in detail at Vism. 90 sq.); cp. DhsA. 168, and in combination laggana bandhana p. Nd2 332, 620. Two palibodhas are referred to at Vin. I, 265, viz. āvāsa° and cīvara° (cp. Vin. Texts II. 157) and sixteen at Miln. 11. Cp. Cpd. 53.—The minor obstacles (to the practice of kammaṭṭhāna) are described as khuddaka° at Vism. 122 & referred to at DhsA. 168.—See also sam°. (Page 441)

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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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