Uggaha Nimitta; 2 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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mental image; If he [the jhana practioner] becomes much much more maturer than he initially was, then the object will arise as a pure mental image or uggaha nimitta.

When uggaha nimitta arises, then the samadhi at that time is called parikamma samadhi.

See samatha kamatthana

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

s. nimitta.

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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