Buddhist Dictionary: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines by Nyanatiloka

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They are followed by five sets of 7, and one set of 6 conditions, conducive to the welfare of the Com- 45 - munity of Monks, the Sangha. Identical texts at A. VII, 20-25. To be distinguished from the preceding term. apàya: The 4 ‘lower worlds’. are: the animal world, ghost world, demon-world, hell. M. XIII, 92f. àpo-dhàtu: ‘water-element’; s. dhàtu. appamàda: ‘zeal’, non-laxity, earnestness, diligence, is considered as the foundation of all progress. Just as all the footprints of living beings are surpassed by the footprint of the elephant, and the footprint of the elephant is considered as the mightiest amongst them, just so have all the meritorious qualities zeal as their foundation, and zeal is considered as the mightiest of these qualities’’ (A.

2) in the 4 right efforts (s. ). Cf. S. XLVIII, 43; S. L. (Bala Saüyutta). In A. ) and moral dread (ottappa) are added to the aforementioned five Several other groups of 2 (s. pañisankhànabala), 4, 5 and more powers are mentioned in the texts. – About the 10 powers of a Buddha, s. dasa-bala.

See Dhp. 225, 261, 270, 300. avijjà: ‘ignorance,’ nescience, unknowing; synonymous with delusion (moha, s. måla), is the primary root of all - 59 - evil and suffering in the world, veiling man’s mental eyes and preventing him from seeing the true nature of things. It is the delusion tricking beings by making life appear to them as permanent, happy, substantial and beautiful and preventing them from seeing that everything in reality is impermanent, liable to suffering, void of ‘I’ and ‘mine’, and basically impure (s.

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