Patikkula, aka: Paṭikkūla; 3 Definition(s)


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[Patikkula in Buddhism glossaries]

Paṭikkūla (Pāli) literally means "against" (paṭi) "the slope" or "embankment" (kūla) and has been translated adjectivally as "averse, objectionable, contrary, disagreeable" and, in its nounal form, as "loathsomeness, impurity".

(Source): WikiPedia: Buddhism

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[Patikkula in Pali glossaries]

paṭikkūla : (adj.) loathsome; disagreeable; objectionable.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Paṭikkūla, (adj.) (paṭi+kūla) lit. against the slope; averse, objectionable, contrary, disagreeable Vin. I, 58 (°kūla); D. III, 112, 113; M. I, 341 (dukkha°); S. IV, 172 (id.); J. I, 393; VvA. 92 (K.); PvA. 77; VbhA. 250 sq.—app° without objection, pleasant, agreeable Vv 532 (K.); Vism. 70 (k).—nt. °ṃ loathsomeness, impurity VvA. 232. See also abstr. pāṭikkūlyatā (paṭi°).

—gāhitā as neg. a° “refraining from contradiction” (Dhs. trsln) Pug. 24 (k.); Dhs. 1327 (k.). —manasikāra realisation of the impurity of the body DhA. II, 87 (°kkula); VbhA. 251. —saññā (āhāre) the consciousness of the impurity of material food D. III, 289, 291; S. V, 132; A. IV, 49; adj. °saññin S. I, 227; V, 119, 317; A. III, 169. (Page 393)

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