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Saññā

Perception, Once-knowing

References:

Puremind Press: Awakening Meditation, M. Punnaji, pp.7-16
[DN 33]
Sangiti Suttanta in Pali
PTS: Dialogs of the Buddha III, #33: The Recital, T.W. and C.A.F. Rhys Davids, trans., pp201
WP: The Long Discourses of the Buddha, #33: The Chanting Together, M. Walshe, trans., pp479
[DN 22]
PTS: Dialogs of the BuddhaThe Setting Up of Mindfulness
Soma Thera, ATI: The Discourse on the Arousing of Mindfulness
ATI: Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Frames of Reference
[MN 10] PTS: The Middle Length Sayings, I, #10: Applications of Mindfulness, Horner, trans., pp78
WP: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, #10: The Foundations of Mindfulness, Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi, trans., pp152
[AN 10.27]
PTS: The Book of the Gradual Sayings, V: The Book of the Tens, The Great Chapter, The Great Questions, Woodward, trans., pp36ff


Pali MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Nanamoli Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward Soma Thera
saññā perception perceptions, conscious states, thoughts [AN 5.61] perception perception perception perception perception perception perception perception ideas perception

 

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

 

Saññā: [fr. saŋ+jñā] 1. sense, consciousness, perception, being the third khandha Vin I.13; M I.300; S III.3 sq.;... - 2. sense, perception, discernment, recognition, assimilation of sensations, awareness M I.293; A III.443 (nibbāna-); S III.87;... - 3. consciousness D I.180 sq.; M I.108;... is previous to ñāṇa D I.185; a constituent part of nāma S II.3... -n'evasaññā-na-saññā neither consciousness nor unconsciousness D III.224, 262 sq.; M I.41, 160; II.255; III.28, 44;... - 4. conception, idea, notion D I.28; III.289 (cp. Dial. III.263: "concept rather than percept"); M III.104; S I.107;...- 5. sign, gesture token, mark...paṇṇa- a mark of leaves...rajjusaññā a rope used as a mark, a guiding rope...rukkha-saññaṃ pabbata-saññaṃ karonto, using trees and hills as guiding marks...saññaṃ dadāti to give the sign (with the whip, for the horse to start)...- 6. saññā is twofold, paṭighasamphassajā and adhivacanasamphassajā i. e. sense impression and recognition (impression of something similar, "association by similarity," as when a seen person calls up some one we know),...; threefold, rūpasaññā, paṭighasaññā, and nānattasaññā A II.184; S II.211;...or kāma-, vyāpāda-, vihiṃsā-...fivefold (pañca vimutti-paripācaniyā saññā); anicca-, anicce dukkha-, dukkhe anatta-, pahāna-, virāga- D III.243, cp. A III.334; there are six perceptions of rūpa, sadda, gandha, rasa, phoṭṭhabba, and dhamma, D II.309; S III.60; the sevenfold perception, anicca-, anatta-, asubha-, ādīnava-, pahāna-, virāga-, and nirodha-saññā, D II.79; cp. A III.79; the tenfold perception, asubha-, maraṇa-, āhāre paṭikkūla-, sabbaloke anabhirata-, anicca-, anicce dukkha-, dukkhe anatta-, pahāna-, virāga-, nirodha-saññā A V.105; the one perception, āhāre paṭikkūlasaññā, Cpd. 21. - 7....
-gata perceptible, the world of sense M I.38.
-bhava conscious existence Vism 572; VbhA 183.
-vedayitanirodha cessation of consciousness and sensation M I.160, 301; III.45; A I.41...

 


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