Sankappa, Saṅkappa: 4 definitions
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
'thought', is a synonym of vitakka. For sammā-s., or right thought, s. magga (2).Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
Right: sammā-sankappa (“thought”); .s. sacca, magga.
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 dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
saṅkappa : (m.) intention; purpose.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Saṅkappa, (saṃ+kḷp, cp. kappeti fig. meaning) thought, intention, purpose, plan D. III, 215; S. II, 143 sq.; A. I, 281; II, 36; Dh. 74; Sn. 154, 1144; Nd1 616 (=vitakka ñāṇa paññā buddhi); Dhs. 21; DhA. II, 78. As equivalent of vitakka also at D. III, 215; A. IV, 385; Dhs. 7.—kāma° a lustful thought A. III, 259; V, 31. paripuṇṇa° having one’s intentions fulfilled M. I, 192; III, 276; D. III, 42; A. V, 92, 97 sq.; sara° memories & hopes M. I, 453; S. IV, 76; vyāpāda°, vihiṃsa°, malicious, cruel purposes, M. II, 27 sq.; sammā° right thoughts or intentions, one of the aṅgas of the 8—fold Path (ariya-magga) Vin. I, 10; D. II, 312; A. III, 140; VbhA. 117. Saṅkappa is defd at DhsA. 124 as (cetaso) abhiniropanā, i.e. application of the mind. See on term also Cpd. 238. (Page 662)
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+1): Miccha Ditthi, Samma Sankappa, Nekkhammasankappa, Samma Ditthi, Kamasankappa-, Pariyosita, Sankappeti, Nekkhamma, Paripunna, Vitakka, Avihimsa, Nanatta, Miccha Magga, Miccha, Magga, Kama, Sara, Papa, Kappa, Samma.
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The Four Noble Truths (by Ajahn Sumedho)
Introduction < [Chapter 4 - The Fourth Noble Truth]
Part 2 - Right Aspiration < [Chapter 4 - The Fourth Noble Truth]
Part 9 - The Eightfold Path As A Reflective Teaching < [Chapter 4 - The Fourth Noble Truth]
Vipassana Meditation (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
Part 7 - Realization Of The Noble Truths < [Chapter 1 - Happiness Through Right Understanding]
Mental Development in Daily Life (by Nina van Gorkom)
Fundamentals of Vipassana Meditation (by Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw)
Patthana Dhamma (by Htoo Naing)
Cetasikas (by Nina van Gorkom)
Chapter 8 - Applied Thinking And Sustained Thinking < [Part II - The Particulars (pakinnaka)]