Samanna, Sāmañña, Samaññā: 1 definition
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
1) Sāmañña, 2 (nt.) (abstr. fr. samaṇa) Samaṇaship D. I, 51 sq.; III, 72, 245; M. I, 281 sq.; S. V, 25; A. II, 27=It. 103; Dh. 19 sq. , 311; DA. I, 158; Vism. 132; adj. , in accordance with true Samaṇaship, striving to be a samaṇa Miln. 18; Samaṇaship A. I, 142 sq.; Pv. II, 718 (explained at PvA. 104 as “honouring the samaṇas”).
2) Sāmañña, 1 (nt.) (abstr. fr. samāna) generality; equality, conformity; unity, company Miln. 163; SnA 449 (jāti° identity of descent), 449 (generality, contrasted to visesa detail), 548 (id.); VvA. 233 (diṭṭhi°, sīla°, equality). °-gata united D. II, 80; °-nāma a name given by general assent DhsA. 390. (Page 704)
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Samaññā, (f.) (saṃ+aññā) designation, name D. I, 202; II, 20; M. III, 68; S. II, 191; Sn. 611, 648; J. II, 65; Dhs. § 1306; loka° a common appellation, a popular expression D. I, 202. (Page 682)
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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Ends with: Vishamanna.
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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 5 - What are the Characteristics, Functions, Manifestations and Proximate Causes of The Pāramīs? < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Part 1 - Story of King Ajātasattu < [Chapter 37 - Story of King Ajātasattu]
Miscellaneous Notes on Different Aspect of Dāna (generosity) < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]
Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga (by T. W. Rhys Davids)
Cullavagga, Khandaka 11, Chapter 1 < [Khandaka 11 - On the Council of Ragagaha]
Cullavagga, Khandaka 7, Chapter 3 < [Khandaka 7 - Dissensions in the Order]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Cetasikas (by Nina van Gorkom)
Mental Development in Daily Life (by Nina van Gorkom)
A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)