Vyavasana, Vyavasāna: 1 definition


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

Vyavasāna, (nt.) (somewhat doubtful. It has to be compared with vavassagga, although it should be derived fr. (cp. pp. vyavasita; or śri?), thus mixture of sṛj & . Cp. a similar difficulty of under osāpeti) decision, resolution; only used to explain part. handa (exhortation) at SnA 200, 491 (v. l. vyavasāya: cp. vavasāya at DA. I, 237), for which otherwise vavassagga. (Page 653)

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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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