Sotapatti, Sotāpatti, Sota-apatti: 4 definitions


Sotapatti 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)

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Sotapatti the term is Pali word and it is made up of sota and apatti. Sota means flowing water or water of river or stream. Apatti means arrive the earliest.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'Stream-entry'; s. sotāpanna; s. -magga, -phala, 'path and fruition of Stream-entry'; s. ariyapuggala.

context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sotāpatti : (f.) entering upon the Noble Path.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Sotāpatti refers to: entering upon the stream, i.e. the noble eightfold path (S. V, 347), conversion Vin. II, 93 etc. By it the first three Saṃyojanas are broken S. V, 357, 376. It has four phases (aṅgas): faith in the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Order, and, further, the noble Sīlas S. II, 68 sq.; V, 362 sq.; A. III, 12; IV, 405; D. III, 227 (in detail). Another set of four aṅgas consists of sappurisa-saṃsevā, saddhammasavana, yonisomanasikāra, and dhammânudhammapaṭipatti S. V, 347, 404.—phala the effect of having entered upon the stream, the fruit of conversion Vin. I, 293; II, 183; M. I, 325; A. I, 44; III, 441; IV, 292 sq. , 372 sq.; D. I, 229; III, 227; S. III, 168, 225; V, 410 sq.; Pug. 13; DhA. III, 192; IV, 5; PvA. 22, 38, 66, 142.—magga the way to conversion, the lower stage of conversion DA. I, 237; J. I, 97; VbhA. 307; see magga.

Note: sotāpatti is a Pali compound consisting of the words sota and āpatti.

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context information

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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