Upasampada, aka: Upasampadā; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Upasampada 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Acceptance; full ordination as a bhikkhu or bhikkhuni. See pabbajja.(Source): Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms

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

(Source): Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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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).

General definition (in Buddhism)

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

(Source): Amaravati: Glossary

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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
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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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