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M [Path, journey (in the abstract sense), research]. Path leading to nibbāna. The simple fact to dedicate oneself to the search of something. magga is also the name that is given to the realisation of a stage of ariyā (obtained following an experience of nibbāna). / That which is likely to eradicate the kilelās.


N [Way, path leading to nibbāna, search of nibbāna (magga); constituent, ingredient (aga)]. Constituent of the path leading to nibbāna. The eight maggaṅgas:

  1. Right understanding.
  2. Right thought.
  3. Right speech.
  4. Right action.
  5. Right livelihood.
  6. Right effort.
  7. Right mindfulness.
  8. Right concentration.


F Great, superior, of large breadth, noble.


M [Great, prominent (mahā); elder (thera)]. bhikkhu having been ordained since twenty years at least or more.


[Middle, central, medium].


M Pride.


N Fact to examine an object by means of the mind, in a penetrative manner. Appropriate consideration (of a situation), enabling the developement of healthy actions (kusalass).


N [Consideration]. Practice designed for rehabilitation back to respect a bhikkhu who has committed a saṃghādisesa.

The mānatta is only practised by bhikkhus who have announced a saṃghādisesa that they committed the very same day. The mānatta does unfold on a six days period. During this period, the bhikkhu who gets purified from his fault, does undergo thirteen punishments.

See also: The practice of the mānatta


M / N [Enemy].




N [Love (empty of attachment, of desire, of passion and infatuation)]. Fact to deeply wish happiness to others.


M [Fact to be mistaken].


M [Being mistaken (micchā); belief (diṭṭhi)]. Heretical belief.

Erroneous view having, as consequences, the adoption of a line of thought whose foundations are not in harmony with reality.


M [To be wrong (micchā); means for satisfying one's needs (jīva)]. Improper means to earn one's living, to acquire goods and belongings.


N [Torpor].


M [Man (purisa); useless (mogha)]. Person who brings about no benefits to the dhamma, who is good for nothing.

Buddha thus designates those who live within the community while leading a vain existence, that is to say without striving for practising, studying or teaching the dhamma.


M Ignorance. Failure regarding the knowledge of dhamma. Only an arahanta is no more affected by moha.


N [Origin, root].


N [Deliverance].


M/N [Lie, deceit].

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Author: Monk Dhamma Sāmi

Date: 2001

Translator: Thierry Lambrou

Update: 2005, June the 20th