Samma Sankappa: 3 definitions

Introduction

Samma Sankappa 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: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas

right thinking;

Samma sankappa has to arise together with samma ditthi, right understanding, in order to be a factor of the eightfold Path.

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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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Buddhist Door: GlossaryRight thought and intent; avoiding desire and ill will; the second of the Eightfold Path.Source: Shambala Publications: General

Right Thought is associated with seeing how our thoughts and emotions are closely linked, and how indulging in negative forms of thought leads to the development of negative emotions such as hatred and jealousy. Conversely, thinking in a positive way has an effect on our emotions, whereby we start to become more loving, more caring, and more sensitive to others.

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