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Nānatta

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Mulapariyaya Resources
[MN 1]
PTS: Middle Length Sayings I, #1: Discourse on the Synopsis of Fundamentals, Horner, trans., pp 3.
WP: Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: The Root of All Things, Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi, trans., pp 83
Examining the Mulapariyaya — Analysis
The Root Sequence, Bhikkhu Thanissaro, translation of the Mulapariyaya

Pali MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward
nānatta multiplicity diversity diversity multiplicity

 

Pali Text Society
Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede
[EDITED ENTRY]

Nānatta: [Sk. nanatva; abstr. fr. nānā] diversity, variety, manifoldness, multiformity, distraction; all sorts of (opp. ekatta, cp. M I.364: "the multiformity of sensuous impressions,"...). Enumn of diversity as nānattā, viz. dhātuḥ phassaḥ vedanāḥ saññāḥ sankappaḥ chandaḥ pari'āhaḥ pariyesanāḥ lābhaḥ D III.289; S II.140 sq., cp. IV.113 sq., 284 sq.... -- A IV.385... In composition, substituted sometimes for nāna. Cp. Dialogues I.14, n. 2.
-kathā desultory talk, gossip D I.8; S V.420
-kāya (adj.) having a variety of bodies or bodily states...appl. to manussa, deva, vinipatika (cp. nava sattavasa) A IV.39 sq....D III.253, 263, 282
-saññā consciousness of diversity (Rh. D.: "idea of multiformity," Dial. II.119; Mrs. Rh. D. "consciousness of the manifold") M I.3; S IV.113 sq.; D III.224, 262 sq., 282; A I.41, 267; II.184; III.306...

 


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