Samannaphala, Sāmaññaphala, Samanna-phala: 3 definitions


Samannaphala 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)

[«previous next»] — Samannaphala in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

the 'fruits of monkhood', is the name of a famous sutta (D.2) and also, according to D.33, a name for the 4 supermundane fruitions:

  • Stream-entrance,

  • Once-return,

  • Non-return, and

  • Perfect Holiness (s. ariya-puggala).

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

[«previous next»] — Samannaphala in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sāmaññaphala : (nt.) fruit of the life of a recluse.

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

Sāmaññaphala refers to: advantage resulting from Samaṇaship, fruit of the life of the recluse D. I, 51 sq.; Vism. 215, 512; VvA. 71; VbhA. 317; more especially the fruition of the four stages of the Path, sotāpatti-, sakadāgāmi-, anāgāmi-, and arahattaphala S. V, 25; D. III, 227, 277; Dhs. 1016; DhsA. 423; Miln. 344, 358; DA. I, 158; three samaññaphalas Kvu 112. (Page 704)

Note: sāmaññaphala is a Pali compound consisting of the words sāmañña and phala.

Pali book cover
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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