Upanissaya, Upanissāya: 2 definitions
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
upanissaya : (m.) basis; support; sufficing condition. || upanissāya (abs.), depending on; by means of. (adv.), near; close by.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Upanissaya, (upa + ni°) basis, reliance, support, foundation, assurance, certainty; esp. sufficing condition or qualification for Arahantship (see long article in Childers s. v.); no 9 in the 24 paccayas, Tikapatthāṇa, Tikapaṭṭhāna I. 1, a term only found in the Paṭṭhāna, the Jātaka & later exegetical literature J. I, 78, 508; IV, 96; VI, 70; Nett 80; Vism. 19 (°gocara), 535 (°paccaya); DhsA. 315 (id.); DhA. II, 33; VvA. 98; PvA. 38 (sotāpatti-phalassa), 55 (°sampatti); Sdhp. 265, 320. (Page 144)
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Upanissāya, (adv.) (ger. of upanissayati, cp. nissayati in same use & meaning) near, close by (with Acc.); depending on, by means of (acc) M. II, 3; S. II, 269; Sn. 867 (taṃ), 901 (tāpa°), 978, PvA. 9 (Rājagahaṃ), 67 (id.); VvA. 63 (Rājagaha-seṭṭhiṃ “with”). Cp. BSk. upaniśritya also a ger. formation, in same meaning, e.g. at Divy 54, 207, 505. (Page 144)
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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