Pasanna, Pasannā: 2 definitions



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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pasanna : (pp. of pasīdati) become bright; pleased or purified; was clear or devoted.

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

Pasannā, (f.) (late Sk. prasannā) a kind of spirituous liquor (made from rice) J. I, 360. (Page 446)

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1) Pasanna, 2 (pp. of pa+syad) flowing out, streaming, issuing forth; in assu-pasannaṃ shedding of tears S. II, 179. (Page 446)

2) Pasanna, 1 (adj) (pp. of pasīdati) 1. clear, bright Sn. 550 (°netta); KhA 64 & 65 (°tilatelavaṇṇa, where Vism. 262 reads vippasanna°); Vism. 409 (id.).—2. happy, gladdened, reconciled, pleased J. I, 151, 307; Vism. 129 (muddha°).—3. pleased in one’s conscience, reconciled, believing, trusting in (Loc.), pious, good, virtuous A. III, 35 (Satthari, dhamme Saṅghe); S. I, 34 (Buddhe); V, 374; Vv 59; Sn. 698; Dh. 368 (Buddha-sāsane); J. II, 111; DhA. I, 60 (Satthari). Often combined with saddha (having faith) Vin. II, 190; PvA. 20, 42 (a°), and in cpd. °citta devotion in one’s heart Vin. I, 16; A VI, 209; Sn. 316, 403, 690; Pv. II, 16; SnA 490; PvA. 129; or °mānasa Sn. 402; VvA. 39; PvA. 67; cp. pasannena manasā S. I, 206; Dh. 2. See also abhippasanna & vippasanna. (Page 446)

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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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