Vodana, Vodāna: 3 definitions
Vodana 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
'cleansing', may refer either to (1) morality (sīla), or (2) concentration (samādhi), or (3) wisdom (paññā).
(1) "Cleansing of morality takes place in 2 ways: by understanding the misery of moral deviation (sīla-vipatti; s. vipatti) and by understanding the blessing of moral perfection (sīla-sampatti)" (s. Vis.M. I).
(2) Cleansing of concentration is concentration connected with progress (visesa-bhāgiya-samādhi; s. hāna-bhāgiya). If, for example, one has entered the 1st absorption, and sensuous perceptions and reflections arise, in that case there is concentration connected with decline ... If, however, perceptions and reflections free from thought-conception and discursive thinking (2nd jhāna; q.v.) arise, in that case there is concentration connected with progress.
(3) Cleansing, with reference to wisdom, is identical with the 'insight leading to the (path) ascent' (vutthāna-gāminī-vipassanā, q.v.), which arises at the stage of 'purification by knowledge and vision of the path-progress' (s. visuddhi VI), and is followed immediately by the maturity moment and the entrance into the supermundane paths.
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).
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
vodāna : (nt.) purity; sanctification.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Vodāna, (nt.) (fr. vi+ava+dā4 to clean, cp. BSk. vyavadāna Divy 616; AvŚ II. 188) 1. cleansing, getting bright (of sun & moon) D. I, 10 (=visuddhatā DA. I, 95).—2. purity (from the kilesas, or stains of sin), purification, sanctification M. I, 115 (opp. saṃkilesa); S. III, 151 (citta°, adj.; opp. citta-saṅkilesa); A. III, 418 sq.; V, 34; Ps. I, 166; Vbh. 343; Nett 96, 100, 125 sq.; Vism. 51 sq. 89; VbhA. 401; DhA. III, 405. (Page 651)
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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A Treatise on the Paramis (by Ācariya Dhammapāla)
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
Appanā Thought-Process < [Chapter IV - Analysis of Thought-Processes]
121 Types of Consciousness < [Chapter I - Different Types of Consciousness]
Different Kind of Purity < [Chapter IX - Mental Culture]
Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma (by Kyaw Min, U)
Conditions (by Nina van Gorkom)
A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)