Sammappadhana, Sammappadhāna: 2 definitions


Sammappadhana 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 Dana: Pali English Glossary

Sammappadhana—N (Good, right, convenient (samma); effort, diligence (padhana)). Right effort. The four sammappadhanas are the main subject of the sixth point of the Noble eightfold path:

  • Effort to eradicate the already prevailing akusalas.
  • Effort to prevent new akusalas from arising.
  • Effort to acquire new kusalas.
  • Effort to develop the already prevailing kusalas.
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»] — Sammappadhana in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sammappadhāna : (nt.) right exertion.

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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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