Upanijjhana, Upanijjhāna: 1 definition
Upanijjhana 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.
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Upanijjhāna, (nt.) (upa + nijjhāna1) meditation, reflection, consideration only in two phrases: ārammaṇa° & lakkhaṇa°, with ref. to jhāna J. V, 251; DhA. I, 230; III, 276; VvA. 38, 213. Cp. nijjhāyana. (Page 143)
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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The Jhanas (by Henepola Gunaratana Mahāthera)
Etymology of Jhāna < [Introduction]
Supramundane Jhāna < [Chapter 4 - Jhānas and the Supramundane]
Visuddhimagga (the pah of purification) (by Ñāṇamoli Bhikkhu)
The First Jhāna < [Chapter IV - The Earth Kasiṇa (Pathavī-kasiṇa-niddesa)]