Patidesaniya, Pāṭidesanīya, Pāṭidesaniya: 2 definitions


Patidesaniya 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: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

(That which is admitted, acknowledged). Offence admitted openly. There are 4 patidesaniyas.

See also: The 4 patidesaniyas

context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Pāṭidesanīya, (adj.) (grd. of paṭideseti with pāṭi for pāṭi in der. ) belonging to confession, (a sin) which ought to be confessed Vin. I, 172; II, 242; A. II, 243 (as °desanīyaka). (Page 450)

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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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