Singhanika, aka: Siṅghāṇikā; 3 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Siṅghāṇikā (सिङ्घाणिका) is Pali for “snot” (Sanskrit Saṅghāṇaka) refers to one of the thirty-substances of the human body according to the Visuddhimagga, as mentioned in an appendix of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra mentions thirty-six substances [viz., siṅghāṇikā]; the Sanskrit sources of both the Lesser and the Greater Vehicles, physical substances are 26 in number while the Pāli suttas list thirty-once substances.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

siṅghāṇikā : (f.) mucus of the nose; snot.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Siṅghāṇikā, (f.) (Sk. siṅghāṇaka) mucus of the nose, snot D. II, 293; M. I, 187; Sn. 196—198=J. I, 148 (all MSS. of both books —n- instead of —ṇ-); Miln. 154, 382; Pv. II, 23; Vism. 264 & 362 (in detail); DhA. I, 50; VbhA. 68, 247. (Page 709)

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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