Patta-kkhandha: 1 definition


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

Patta-kkhandha, (perhaps patta1+khandha, thus “leafshouldered, ” i.e. with shoulders drooping like leaves; the Commentators explain patta as contracted form of patita fallen, thus “with shoulders falling. ” We may have to deal with an old misspelling for panna (=pa+ nam bent down, put down), which explanation would suit the sense better than any other) downcast, dejected, disappointed Vin. II, 77=III, 162 (translated “with fallen hearts, ” explained as patita, see Vin. Texts III, 13); S. I, 124; M. I, 132, 258; III, 298; A. III, 57; J. V, 17; Miln. 5. (Page 406)

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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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