Yattha: 2 definitions

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Yattha 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.

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yattha : (adv.) wherever; where.

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

Yattha, (adv.) (the regular P. form of Ved. yatra. See also P. yatra) rel. adv. of place “where, ” at which spot; occasionally “at which time, ” when; with verbs of motion=“whereto. ” — D. I, 240 (whither); Sn. 79, 170 (here closely resembling yatra in meaning=“so that”), 191, 313, 445, 995, 1037; Dh. 87, 127 (yattha ṭhita, cp. PvA. 104) 150, 171, 193, PvA. 27.—yattha vā tattha vā wherever (or whenever) DhA. IV, 162; similarly yattha yattha wherever (he likes) A. II, 64. yattha kāmaṃ (cp. yathākāmaṃ in same meaning) where to one’s liking, i.e. wherever Dh. 35 (=yattha katthaci or yattha yattha icchati DhA. I, 295, 299), 326. Similarly we find yatth-icchakaṃ, almost identical (originally variant?) with yadicchakaṃ and yāvadicchakaṃ at Vism. 154. (Page 548)

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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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