Upadaya, aka: Upādāya; 2 Definition(s)


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upādāya : (abs. of upādāti) having grasped; compared with; with reference to.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Upādāya, (adv.) (ger. of upādiyati) — 1. (as prep. with Acc.) lit. “taking it up” (as such & such), i.e. (a) out of, as, for; in phrase anukampaṃ upādāya out of pity or mercy D. I, 204; PvA. 61, 141, 164.—(b) compared with, alongside of, with reference to, according to D. I, 205 (kālañ ca samayañ ca Acc. to time & convenience); DhA. I, 391; VvA. 65 (paṃsucuṇṇaṃ); PvA. 268 (manussalokaṃ). The same use of upādāya is found in BSk. , e.g. at Divy 25, 359, 413; Av. Ś I. 255.—2. (ic same meaning & application as upādā, i.e. in neg. form first & then in positivé abstraction from the latter) as philosophical term “hanging on to”, i.e. derived, secondary (with rūpa) Vbh. 12, 67 etc.; Nd1 266. Usually as anupādāya “not clinging to”, without any (further) clinging (to rebirth), emancipated, unconditioned, free (cp. BSk. paritt-anupādāya free from the world Divy 655), freq. in phrase a. nibbuta completely emancipated S. II, 279; A. I, 162; IV, 290; besides in foll. pass. : Vin. I, 14 (a. cittaṃ vimuccati) 182 (id.); S. II, 187 sq.; IV, 20, 107; V, 317; Dh. 89 = S. V, 24 (ādānapaṭi-nisagge a. ye ratā); Dh. 414; Sn. 363; It. 94 (+ aparitassato). (Page 149)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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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