Sunnata, Suññata, Suññatā: 1 definition
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Suññata, (adj.) (i.e. the Abl. suññato used as adj. Nom. ) void, empty, devoid of lusts, evil dispositions, and karma, but especially of soul, ego Th. 2, 46; ThA. 50; Dhs. 344; Mhvs 37, 7; nibbāna DhsA. 221; phassa S. IV, 295; vimokkha Dh. 92; DhA. II, 172; Miln. 413; vimokkha samādhi, and samāpatti Vin. III, 92 sq.; IV, 25 sq.; samādhi (contemplation of emptiness, see Cpd. 216) D. III, 219 (one of. three samādhis); S. IV, 360, 363; Miln. 337; anupassanā Ps. II, 43 sq. (Page 717)
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Suññatā, (f.) (abstr. fr. suñña) emptiness, “void, ” unsubstantiality, phenomenality; freedom from lust, ill-will, and dullness, Nibbāna M. III, 111; Kvu 232; DhsA. 221; Nett 118 sq. , 123 sq. , 126; Miln. 16; Vism. 333 (n’atthi; suñña; vivitta; i, e. abhāva, suññatā, vivitt’‹-› ākāra), 578 (12 fold, relating to the Paṭiccasamuppāda), 653 sq.; VbhA. 262 (atta°, attaniya°, niccabhāva°).
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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Ends with: Akshunnata.
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Search found 13 books and stories containing Sunnata, Suññata, Suññatā; (plurals include: Sunnatas, Suññatas, Suññatās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Nibbāna (ultimate reality or ‘the cessation of suffering’) < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]
Part 15 - What are The Advantages that accrue from The Pāramīs < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Part 2 - The Vijaya Sutta and its Translation < [Chapter 34a - The Buddha’s Seventeenth Vassa at Veḷuvana]
Patthana Dhamma (by Htoo Naing)
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)