Sampada, aka: Sampadā, Saṃpāda; 6 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

'attainment, blessing'. The 5 blessings are said to be (A.V.91):

  • faith,
  • morality,
  • learning,
  • liberality,
  • wisdom

Further (A.V.92):

  • morality,
  • concentration,
  • wisdom,
  • deliverance,
  • the eye of knowledge connected with deliverance

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

Sampada in Pali glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

sampadā : (f) fortune; happiness; success; attainment.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Sampadā, (f.) (fr. saṃ+pad, cp. BSk. sampadā Divy 401 (devamanuṣya°), also sampatti) 1. attainment, success, accomplishment; happiness, good fortune; blessing, bliss A. I, 38; Pv. II, 947 (=sampatti PvA. 132).—Sampadā in its pregnant meaning is applied to the accomplishments of the individual in the course of his religious development. Thus it is used with sīla, citta, & paññā at D. I, 171 sq. and many other passages in an almost encyclopedic sense. Here with sīla° the whole of the sīlakkhandha (D. I, 63 sq.) is understood; citta° means the cultivation of the heart & attainments of the mind relating to composure, concentration and religious meditation, otherwise called samādhikkhandha. It includes those stages of meditation which are enumd under samādhi. With paññā° are meant the attainments of higher wisdom and spiritual emancipation, connected with supernormal faculties, culminating in Arahantship and extinction of all causes of rebirth, otherwise called vijjā (see the 8 items of this under vijjā b.). The same ground as by this 3 fold division is covered by the enumeration of 5 sampadās as sīla°, samādhi°, paññā°, vimutti°, vimutti-ñāṇadassana° M. I, 145; Pug. 54; cp. S. I, 139; A. III, 12.

The term sampadā is not restricted to a definite set of accomplishments. It is applied to various such sets besides the one mentioned above. Thus we find a set of 3 sampadās called sīla°, citta° & diṭṭhi° at A. I, 269, where under sīla the Nos. 1—7 of the 10 sīlas are understood (see sīla 2 a), under citta Nos. 8 & 9, under diṭṭhi No. 10. ‹-› sīla & diṭṭhi° also at D. III, 213.—A set of 8 sampadās is given at A. IV, 322 with uṭṭhāna°, ārakkha°, kalyāṇamittatā, sammājīvitā, saddhā°, sīla°, cāga°, paññā°; of which the first 4 are expld in detail at A. IV, 281=322 as bringing wordly happiness, viz. alertness, wariness, association with good friends, right livelihood; and the last 4 as leading to future bliss (viz. faith in the Buddha, keeping the 5 sīlas, liberality, higher wisdom) at A. IV, 284=324. Another set of 5 frequently mentioned is: ñāti°, bhoga°, ārogya°, sīla°, diṭṭhi° (or the blessings, i.e. good fortune, of having relatives, possessions, health, good conduct, right views) representing the “summa bona” of popular choice, to which is opposed deficiency (vyasana, reverse) of the same items. Thus e.g. at A. III, 147; D. III, 235. ‹-› Three sampadās: kammanta°, ājīva°, diṭṭhi, ° i.e. the 7 sīlas, right living (sammā-ājīva), right views A. I, 271.—Another three as saddhā°, sīla°, paññā° at A. I, 287. ‹-› Bdhgh at DhA. III, 93, 94 speaks of four sampadās, viz. vatthu°, paccaya°, cetanā°, guṇâtireka°; of the blessings of a foundation (for merit), ofmeans (for salvation), of good intentions, of virtue (& merit).—A (later) set of seven sampadās is given at J. IV, 96 with āgama°, adhigama°, pubbahetu°, attattha-paripucchā°, titthavāsa°, yoniso — manasikāra°, buddh’ûpanissaya°.—Cp. the following: atta° S. V, 30 sq.; ākappa° A. I, 38; ājīva° A. I, 271; DA. I, 235; kamma° A. IV, 238 sq.; dassana° Sn. 231; nibbāna° Vism. 58; bhoga° (+parivāra°) DhA. I, 78; yāga° ThA. 40 (Ap. V, 7); vijjācaraṇa° D. I, 99. 2. execution, performance; result, consequence; thus yañña° successful performance of a sacrifice D. I, 128; Sn. 505, 509; piṭaka-sampadāya “on the authority of the Piṭaka tradition, ” according to the P.; in exegesis of iti-kira (hearsay) A. I, 189=II. 191=Nd2 151; and of itihītiha M. I, 520=II. 169. (Page 690)

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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Marathi-English dictionary

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sampadā (संपदा).—f (S) Wealth, riches, possessions. 2 Prosperity or success; flourishing or thriving state or quality.

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sāmpaḍa (सांपड).—m (sāmpaḍaṇēṃ) A catching and involving (of one body or one end) under a tie or fastening by another. v ghē. 2 f m C (sāmpaḍaṇēṃ To be got and held together.) A mode of performing certain agricultural operations, such as planting of rice, rooting out of the grass and weeds &c. One man blows a horn or other instrument, and the others rise, sit, and go through all their movements simultaneously and conformably with the music, encouraging one another with bhalērē dādā, bhalērē bhalē &c., having previously been well plied with liquor. v ghāla.

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sāmpaḍa (सांपड).—f R (Or sāmpūḍa) A thin and flexile stick, as used in wattling or binding a fence &c.: also a sapling uprooted and trimmed for this purpose.

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sāmpaḍā (सांपडा).—m C (sāmpaḍaṇēṃ? To be involved and confined in, amidst, at.) A frame; a texture of poles or sticks with slender and lithe slips or loppings well woven and compacted together (as for the covering of an awning or shed, the flooring of a loft &c.): also a crate, a hurdle, or similar compages. 2 A fastening (consisting of two bambooslips or two slender sticks running along, one over the grass and leaves, the other underneath) of a chappara or thatch. Hence applied to any long and flexile stick suitable for this use.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sampadā (संपदा).—f Wealth; prosperity or success.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃpāda (संपाद).—

1) Completion, accomplishment.

2) Acquisition.

Derivable forms: saṃpādaḥ (संपादः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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