Patigha, Paṭigha: 5 definitions


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Google Books: The Great Chronicle of Buddhas

Paṭigha (पटिघ) refers to “hatred” representing one of the seven anusayas (‘latent tendencies’).—The anusayas are defilements that have not been eradicated by magga-ñāṇa and are liable to arise perceptibly whenever circumstances prevail. These anusayas are of seven kinds. They are called the elements of latent tendencies.They are: (1) Kāmarāga-anusaya, the seed element of greed, (2) Bhavarāga-anusaya, the seed element of attachment to existence, (3) Paṭigha-anusaya, the seed element of hatred, (4) Māna-anusaya, the seed element of conceit, (5) Diṭṭhi-anusaya, the seed element of wrong view, (6) Vicikiccha-anusaya, the seed element of uncertainty, (7) Avijjā-anusaya, the seed element of bewilderment.

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Patigha means destructing, hurting.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

1. In an ethical sense, it means: 'repugnance', grudge, resentment, anger, and is a synonym of vyāpāda, 'ill-will' (s. nīvarana) and dosa, 'hate' (s. mūla). It is one of the proclivities (anusaya, q.v.).

2. '(Sense-) reaction'. Applied to five-sense cognition, p. occurs in the following contexts:

(a) as patigha-saññā, 'perception of sense-reaction', said to be absent in the immaterial absorptions (s. jhāna 5). Alternative renderings: resistance-perception, reflex-perception;

(b) as patigha-samphassa, '(mental) impression caused by 5fold sensorial reaction' (D. 15); s. phassa;

(c) as sappatigha-rūpa, 'reacting corporeality', and appatigha, 'not reacting', which is an Abhidhammic classification of corporeality, occurring in Dhs. 659, 1050. Sappatigha are called the physical sense-organs as reacting (or responding) to sense stimuli; and also the physical sense-objects as impinging (or making an impact) on the sense-organs. All other corporeality is appatigha, non-reacting and non-impinging. These 2 terms have been variously rendered as resistant and not, responding and not, with and without impact.

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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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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

paṭigha : (m.) anger; repulsion; collision.

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

Paṭigha, (m. & nt.) (paṭi+gha, adj. suffix of ghan=han, lit. striking against) 1. (ethically) repulsion, repugnance, anger D. I, 25, 34; III, 254, 282; S. I, 13; IV, 71, 195, 205, 208 sq.; V, 315; A. I, 3, 87, 200; Sn. 371, 536; Dhs. 1060; Miln. 44; DA. I, 22.—2. (psychologically) sensory reaction D. III, 224, 253, 262; S. I, 165, 186; A. I, 41, 267; II, 184; Dhs. 265, 501, 513, 579; VbhA. 19. See on term Dhs. translation 72, 204, 276 and passim.—appaṭigha see separately s. v. Note. How shall we read paṭighaṭṭha nānighaṃso at DhsA. 308? (paṭigha-ṭṭhāna-nighaṃso, or paṭighaṭṭana-nighaṃso?) (Page 393)

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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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