Samapatti, aka: Samāpatti; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Samāpatti (समापत्ति).—Restoration of the resultant to the original, as for instance, restoration of the padapatha and the kramapatha to the Samhitapatha; cf. प्रकृतिदर्शनं समापत्तिः (prakṛtidarśanaṃ samāpattiḥ) A. Pr. III. I.7.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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F (Absorption). Fact to be mentally absorbed, by means of a very high level of concentration, enabling consciousness to be regularly and a long time focused on an object such as nibbana or a jhana.

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

samapatti means to be in a state of.

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama


is a name for the 8 absorptions of the

  • fine-material and

  • immaterial spheres

to which occasionally is added as 9th attainment, attainment of extinction (nirodhasamāpatti) Cf. jhāna.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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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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samāpatti : (f.) attainment; an enjoying stage of meditation.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Samāpatti, (f.) (fr. saṃ+ā+pad) attainment A. III, 5; S. II, 150 sq.; IV, 293 (saññā-vedayita-nirodha°); Dhs. 30= 101; a stage of meditation A. I, 94; Dhs. 1331; J. I, 343, 473; PvA. 61 (mahā-karuṇā°); Nd1 100, 106, 139, 143; the Buddha acquired anekakoṭisata-sahassā s. J. I, 77. The eight attainments comprise the four Jhānas, the realm of the infinity of space, realm of the infinity of consciousness, realm of nothingness, realm of neither consciousness nor unconsciousness Ps. I, 8, 20 sq.; Nd1 108, 328; Bu 192=J. I, 28, 54; necessary for becoming a Buddha J. I, 14; acquired by the Buddha J. I, 66; the nine attainments, the preceding and the trance of cessation of perception and sensation S. II, 216, 222; described M. I, 159 sq. etc.; otherwise called anupubbavihārā D. II, 156; A. IV, 410, 448 & passim (cp. Divy 95 etc. ).—In collocation with jhāna, vimokkha, and samādhi Vin. I, 97; A. III, 417 sq.; cp. Cpd. 59, 133 n. 3. —°bhāvanā realizing the attainments J. I, 67; °kusalatā success in attainment D. III, 212; Dhs. 1331 sq. (Page 686)

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