Paramattha Sacca: 1 definition

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Paramattha Sacca 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma

'ultimate truth'; There are two kinds of truth, one is conventional truth, like our concept of water, (sammuti sacca), and there is ultimate truth, like atomic particles (paramattha sacca).

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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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