Pariyosana, Pariyosāna: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pariyosāna : (nt.) the end; conclusion; perfection.

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

Pariyosāna, (nt.) (pari+osāna of ava+) 1. end, finish, conclusion J. I, 106 (sacca°=desanā°); PvA. 9 (desanā° and passim), 136 (āyūha°), 162 (id.), 281 (=anta). Often contracted with ādi beginning & majjha middle (see e.g. SnA 327), esp. in phrase ādi-kalyāṇa majjhe kalyāṇa °kalyāṇa with reference to the Dhamma (explained as “ekagāthā pi hi samanta-bhaddakattā dhammassa paṭhamapadena ādik° dutiyatatiya-padehi majjhe k° pacchima-padena pariyosānak°” etc. at SnA 444), e.g. D. I, 62; It. 111 & passim.—2. end, i.e. perfection, ideal, Arahantship (see on these fig. meanings and its appln to Nibbāna DA. I, 175, 176) D. I, 203 (brahmacariya +); II, 283 (cp. Dial. II. 316); III, 55 (brahmacariya+); S. V, 230; A. III, 363 (nibbāna°), 376 (brahmacariya°); Vism. 5. (Page 434)

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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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