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Upasampada, aka: Upasampadā; 6 Definition(s)


Upasampada means something in Buddhism, Pali. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Buddhism


Upasampadā, (f.) (fr. upa + saṃ + pad) — 1. taking, acquiring; obtaining, taking upon oneself, undertaking D. II, 49; M. I, 93; A. III, 65; Dh. 183 (cp. DhA. III, 236); Nett 44 (kusalassa).—2. (in special sense) taking up the bhikkhuship, higher ordination, admission to the privileges of recognized bhikkhus (cp. BSk. upasampad & °padā Divy 21, 281 etc. ) Vin. I, 12, 20, 95, 146 and passim; III, 15; IV, 52; D. I, 176, 177, 202; S. I, 161; A. IV, 276 sq. & passim; DhA. II, 61 (pabbajjā +); PvA. 54 (laddh° one who has received ordination), 179 (id.). (Page 147)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

upasampadā : (f.) higher ordination of a monk.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

about this context:

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.

General definition (in Buddhism)

Upasampadaa: See Ordination

Source: Access to Insight: The Bhikkhus Rules

acceptance into the order of bhikkhus (ordination). This must take place within a prescribed boundary, called a sima.

Source: Amaravati: Glossary

N Admission within of sangha as a bhikkhu. Integration of a samasera within the communuty of bhikkhus.

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English GlossaryAcceptance; full ordination as a bhikkhu or bhikkhuni. See pabbajja.Source: Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms

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