Seyya, aka: Seyyā; 3 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[Seyya in Theravada glossaries]

See Samyama.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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

[Seyya in Pali glossaries]

seyya : (adj.) better; excellent. || seyyā (f.) a bed; bedding; sleep.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Seyya, (adj.) (Sk. śreyas, compar. formn) better, excellent; Nom. masc. seyyo S. III, 48 sq.; Sn. 918; Dh. 308; Dhs. 1116; J. I, 180; Nom. fem. seyyasi J. V, 393; Nom. neut. seyyo often used as a noun, meaning good, happiness, wellbeing Vin. I, 33; D. I, 184; II, 330; Sn. 427, 440; Dh. 76, 100; J. II, 44; VI, 4 (maraṇaṃ eva seyyo, with Abl. of compar. rajjato); Pv. II, 943 (dhanaṃ); IV, 16 (jīvitaṃ); Nom. fem. seyyā J. V, 94; Nom. Acc. neutr. seyyaṃ J. II, 402; III, 237; Abl. as adv. seyyaso “still better” Dh. 43; J. II, 402; IV, 241. Superl. seṭṭha. (Page 723)

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Seyyā, (f.) (Sk. śayyā; fr. śī) a bed, couch M. I, 502; A. I, 296; Vin. II, 167 (°aggena by the surplus in beds); Sn. 29, 152, 535; Dh. 305, 309; Pv. II, 311; IV, 12; J. VI, 197 (gilāna° sick-bed). Four kinds A. II, 244; VbhA. 345. seyyaṃ kappeti to lie down Vin. IV, 15, 18 sq.—Combd with āvasatha, e.g. at A. II, 85, 203; III, 385; IV, 60; V, 271 sq.—As —° used in adj. sense of “lying down, resting, ” viz. ussūra° sleeping beyond sunrise D. III, 184=DhA. II, 227; divā° noon-day rest D. I, 112, 167; sīha° like a lion D. II, 134; A. IV, 87; dukkha° sleeping uncomfortably DhA. IV, 8. (Page 723)

(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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