Patthana, Paṭṭhāna, Patthanā: 3 definitions

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Introduction:

Patthana 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: Dhamma Study: Introduction to the Dhamma

Seventh book of the Abhidhamma.

The book of origination, conditionality and dependence of all the phenomena of existence (this is the largest and the most important Abhidhamma work).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

patthanā : (f.) aiming at; aspiration; desire. || paṭṭhāna (nt.) setting forth; putting forward; starting point.

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

Patthanā, (f.) (of ap+arth, cp. Sk. prārthayati & prārthana nt. , prārthanā f. ) aiming at, wish, desire, request, aspiration, prayer S. II, 99, 154; A. I, 224; III, 47; V, 212; Nd1 316, 337 (p. vuccati taṇhā); Nd2 112; Nett 18, 27; Dhs. 1059; Miln. 3; SnA 47, 50; DhA. II, 36; PvA. 47.—patthanaṃ karoti to make a wish J. I, 68; DhA. I, 48; °ṃ ṭhapeti id. DhA. I, 47; II, 83; IV, 200. (Page 407)

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Paṭṭhāna, (nt.) (fr. pa+ sthā, cp. paṭṭhahati) setting forth, putting forward; only in cpd. sati° setting up of mindfulness (q. v. and see discussion of term at Dial II. 324). Besides in later lit. meaning “origin, ” starting point, cause, in title of the 7th book of the Abhidhamma, also called Mahāpakaraṇa. See Ledi, J. P. T. S. 1915—16, p. 26; Mrs. Rh. D. , Tika p. 1, vi.—At Sdhp. 321 it has the Sk. meaning of “setting out” (?). (Page 402)

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Paṭṭhāna, (nt.) (fr. pa+ sthā, cp. paṭṭhahati) setting forth, putting forward; only in cpd. sati° setting up of mindfulness (q. v. and see discussion of term at Dial II. 324). Besides in later lit. meaning “origin, ” starting point, cause, in title of the 7th book of the Abhidhamma, also called Mahāpakaraṇa. See Ledi, J. P. T. S. 1915—16, p. 26; Mrs. Rh. D. , Tika p. 1, vi.—At Sdhp. 321 it has the Sk. meaning of “setting out” (?). (Page 402)

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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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