Votthapana: 4 definitions


Votthapana 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)

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Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama


Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

Votthapana (“Determining”) (s. viññāna-kicca).

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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).

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

votthapana : (nt.) definition.

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

Votthapana, (& °ṭṭhapana) (nt.) (=vavatth°) establishing, synthesis, determination, a momentary stage in the unit called percept (cp. Cpd. 29), always with °kicca (or °kiriyā) “accomplishing the function of determination” Vism. 21; DhsA. 401; DA. I, 194 (v. l. voṭṭhabb°); Tikp 276 (°kiriyā). (Page 651)

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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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