Uggaha Nimitta; 2 Definition(s)


Uggaha Nimitta 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


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
Abhidhamma book cover
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Abhidhamma (अभिधम्म) usually refers to the last section (piṭaka) of the Pali canon and includes schematic classifications of scholastic literature dealing with Theravāda Buddhism. Primary topics include psychology, philosophy, methodology and metaphysics which are rendered into exhaustive enumerations and commentaries.

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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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