Sanghadisesa, aka: Saṅghādisesa; 3 Definition(s)


Sanghadisesa 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)

[Sanghadisesa in Theravada glossaries]

The second division of the Parajika of the Vinaya Pitaka. It comprises thirteen rules, violation of which involves temporary separation from the Order.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

M (Community (sangha); at its beginning, its middle, and its end (disesa)). Serious fault entailing a meeting of the sangha requiring at the presence of at least twenty bhikkhus and a reading of the kammavaca meant for a reintegration within the sangha. The faulty bhikkhu must be set part from the community for a certain duration. There do exist thirteen sanghadisesas among which the first five concern lustful desires.

See also: The 13 samghadisesas

(Source): Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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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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Pali-English dictionary

[Sanghadisesa in Pali glossaries]

Saṅghādisesa, (unexplained as regards etym.; Geiger, P. Gr. § 383, after S. Lévi, = saṅgh’âtisesa; but atisesa does not occur in Pāli) requiring suspension from the Order; a class of offences which can be decided only by a formal saṅgha-kamma Vin. II, 38 sq.; III, 112, 186; IV, 110 sq. , 225 (where explained); A. II, 242; Vism. 22; DhA. III, 5. (Page 667)

(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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