Upayasa, aka: Upāyāsa; 2 Definition(s)


Upayasa 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


upāyāsa : (m.) tribulation; grief.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Upāyāsa, (upa + āyāsa, cp. BSk. upāyāsa Divy 210, 314. ) (a kind of) trouble, turbulence, tribulation, unrest, disturbance, unsettled condition M. I, 8, 144, 363; III, 237; A. I, 144, 177, 203 (sa°); II, 123, 203; III, 3, 97, 429; Sn. 542; It. 89 = A. I, 147 = M. I, 460; J. II, 277 (°bahula); IV 22 (id.); Pug. 30, 36; Vbh. 247; Nett 29; Miln. 69; Vism. 504 (def.); DA. I, 121.—anupāyāsa peacefulness, composure, serenity, sincerity D. III, 159; A. III, 429; Ps. I 11 sq. (Page 150)

(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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