Pativedha, Paṭivedha: 5 definitions


Pativedha 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)

Source: Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist TermsDirect, first hand realization of the Dhamma. See also pariyatti and patipatti.Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

M (Realisation of the dhamma) (nibbana).

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines


signifies the realization of the truth of the Dhamma, as distinguished from the mere acquisition of its wording (pariyatti), or the practice (patipatti) of it, in other words, realization as distinguished from theory and practice. Cf. pariyatti.

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: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

paṭivedha : (m.) penetration; attainment; comprehension.

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

Paṭivedha, (fr. paṭi+vyadhī cp. paṭivijjhati & BSk. prativedha MVastu I. 86) lit. piercing, i.e. penetration, comprehension, attainment, insight, knowledge A. I, 22, 44; D. III, 253; Ps. I, 105; II, 50, 57, 105, 112, 148, 182; Vbh. 330; Miln. 18; SnA 110, 111; Sdhp. 65.—appaṭivedha non-intelligence, ignorance Vin. I, 230; S. II, 92; III, 261; V, 431; A. II, 1; Dhs. 390, 1061, 1162; Pug. 21.—duppaṭivedha (adj.) hard to pierce or penetrate; flg. difficult to master Miln. 250.—maggaphala° realisation of the fruit of the Path DhA. I, 110. (Page 399)

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context information

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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