Sotapatti, aka: Sotāpatti; 3 Definition(s)


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)

[Sotapatti in Theravada glossaries]

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): Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

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

(Source): Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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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

[Sotapatti in Pali glossaries]

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

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise 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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