Upadaya Sutta, aka: Upādāya-sutta; 2 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Personal weal and woe are dependent on the eye, ear, etc. But these are impermanent, woeful, of a nature to change. Therefore should one not lust for them. S.iv.85f.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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).


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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