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Samvega, aka: Saṃvega; 2 Definition(s)


Samvega means something in Buddhism, Pali. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Buddhism


saṃvega : (m.) anxiety; agitation; religious emotion.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

about this context:

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.

General definition (in Buddhism)

The oppressive sense of shock, dismay, and alienation that comes with realizing the futility and meaninglessness of life as its normally lived; a chastening sense of ones own complacency and foolishness in having let oneself live so blindly; and an anxious sense of urgency in trying to find a way out of the meaningless cycle.Source: Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms

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