Sakadagami, Sakadāgāmī: 6 definitions


Sakadagami 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)

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Source: Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist TermsOnce returner. A person who has abandoned the first three of the fetters that bind the mind to the cycle of rebirth (see samyojana), has weakened the fetters of sensual passion and resistance, and who after death is destined to be reborn in this world only once more.Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

(The only once returner). The sakadagami is the one who has experienced the second stage of realisation of the ariyas. At the most, he will be reborn within the sensuous spheres only once.

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Sakadagami includes sakim and agamino. Sakim means once. Agami means coming to human realm through patisandhi. Sakadamagi means once returning to human realm.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

the 'Once-returner': s. ariya-puggala, A.

Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas

the person who has attained the second stage of enlightenment.

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

sakadāgāmī : (m.) one who has attained the second stage of the Path and to be reborn on the earth only once.

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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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