Sunnata, Suññata, Suññatā: 1 definition


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Source: 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°).

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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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