Patipada, aka: Paṭipadā, Pāṭipada; 6 Definition(s)

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[Patipada in Theravada glossaries]
Road, path, way; the means of reaching a goal or destination. The "Middle way" (majjhima patipada) taught by the Buddha; the path of practice described in the fourth noble truth (dukkhanirodhagamini patipada).(Source): Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms

(Method, path, way to do).

(Source): Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

1. 'Road', 'path'; for instance in dukkhanirodha-gāminī-patipadā, 'the road leading to the extinction of suffering' (= 4th Noble Truth); majjhima-patipadā, 'the Middle Way'.

2. 'Progress' (see also the foll. article). There are 4 modes of progress to deliverance: (1) painful progress with slow comprehension (dukkhā patipadā dandhābhiññā), (2) painful progress with quick comprehension, (3) pleasant progress with slow comprehension, (4) pleasant progress with quick comprehension. In A. IV, 162 it is said:

(1) "Some person possesses by nature excessive greed, excessive hate, excessive delusion, and thereby he often feels pain and sorrow; and also the 5 mental faculties, as faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom (s. indriya 15-19) are dull in him; and by reason thereof he reaches only slowly the immediacy (ānantariya, q.v) to the cessation of all cankers.

(2) Some person possesses by nature excessive greed, etc., but the 5 mental faculties are sharp in him and by reason thereof he reaches quickly the immediacy to the cessation of all cankers ....

(3) "Some person possesses by nature no excessive greed, etc., but the 5 mental faculties are dull in him, and by reason thereof he reaches slowly the immediacy to the cessation of all cankers ....

(4) 'Some person possessess by nature no excessive greed, etc., and the mental faculties are sharp in him, and by reason thereof he reaches quickly the immediacy to the cessation of all cankers ....

See A. IV, 162, 163, 166-169; Dhs. 176ff; Atthasālini Tr. I, 243; 11, 291, 317.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

s. Patipadā (“progress”), abhabbagamana - p. in morality, etc., s. hānabhāgiya, etc. -

Purification by knowledge and vision of path-progress, s. visuddhi (VI). - p. of the disciple, s. foll.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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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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[Patipada in Pali glossaries]

pāṭipada : (m.) the first day of lunar fortnight. || paṭipadā (f.) line of conduct; mode of progress.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

1) Pāṭipada, 2 (fr. paṭi+pad, see patipajjati & cp. paṭipadā) lit, “entering, beginning”; the first day of the lunar fortnight Vin. I, 132; J. IV, 100; VvA. 72 (°sattamī). (Page 450)

2) Pāṭipada, 1 (adj.) (the adj. form of paṭipadā) following the (right) Path M. I, 354=It. 80 (+sekha). (Page 450)

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Paṭipadā, (f.) (fr. paṭi+pad) means of reaching a goal or destination, path, way, means, method, mode of progress (cp. Dhs. trsln 53, 82, 92, 143), course, practice (cp. BSk. pratipad in meaning of pratipatti “line of conduct” AvŚ II. 140 with note) D. I, 54 (dvatti p.), 249 (way to); S. II, 81 (nirodhasāruppa-gāminī p.); IV, 251 (bhaddikā), 330 (majjhimā) V, 304 (sabbattha-gāminī), 361 (udaya-gāminī sotāpatti°), 421; D. III, 288 (ñāṇadassana-visuddhi°); A. I, 113, 168 (puñña°) II. 76, 79, 152 (akkhamā); Vbh. 99, 104 sq. , 211 sq. , 229 sq. , 331 sq.—In pregnant sense The path (of the Buddha), leading to the destruction of all ill & to the bliss of Nibbāna (see specified under magga, ariyamagga, sacca), thus a quâsi synonym of magga with which freq. combd (e.g. D. I, 156) Vin. I, 10; D. I, 157; III, 219 (anuttariya); M. II, 11; III, 251, 284; S. I, 24 (daḷhā yāya dhīrā pamuccanti); A. I, 295 sq. (āgālhā nijjhāmā majjhimā); Sn. 714 (cp. SnA 497), 921; Ps. II, 147 (majjhimā); Nett 95 sq.; Pug. 15, 68; VvA. 84 (°saṅkhāta ariyamagga). Specified in various ways as follows: āsava-nirodha-gāminī p. D. I, 84; dukkha-nirodha-g°. D. I, 84, 189; III, 136; S. V, 426 sq.; A. I, 177; Ps. I, 86, 119; Dhs. 1057; lokanirodha-g° A. II, 23; It. 121; with the epithets sammā° anuloma° apaccanīka° anvattha° dhammânudhamma° Nd1 32, 143, 365; Nd2 384 etc. (see detail under sammā°).—There are several groups of 4 paṭipadā mentioned, viz. (a) dukkhā dandhâbhiññā, sukhā & khippâbhiññā dandh° & khipp°, i.e. painful practice resulting in knowledge slowly acquired & quickly acquired, pleasant practice resulting in the same way D. III, 106; A. II, 149 sq. , 154; V, 63; SnA 497; (b) akkhamā, khamā, damā & samā p. i.e. want of endurance, endurance, self-control, equanimity. (Page 396)

(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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