Chapter 14: Appendix I


Ajahn Thai word for college and university instructor

Ambhavan The name of a Buddhist temple in Singhburi, 132 km, north of Bangkok

Amphur An administrative subdivision of a changwat or province headed by an officer called Nai Amphur whose duties are similar to those of a sheriff.

Ayudhya The capital of Thailand 1350-1767 A.D. It is a province 60 km. North of Bangkok

Bangkok The capital of Thailand

Changwat Thai word for province

Clinging Upadana : attachment; assuming, viz.,
1. Clinging to sensuality
2. Clinging to views
3. Clinging to mere rule and ritual
4. Clinging to ego-belief

Corporeality Rupa ; matter (See also the Five Aggregates)

Defunct karma An act or thought which has no longer any potential force.

(i) The Teaching of the Buddha (the Doctrine)
(ii) Norm, Law, Nature
(iii) Truth, Ultimate Reality
(iv) Supramundane
(v) Righteousness, virtue, morality, good conduct
(vi) Tradition, practice, principle, rule, duty
(vii) Justice, impartiality
(viii) Thing, phenomenon
(ix) A cognizable object, mind-object, idea
(x) Mental state, mental factor, mental activities
(xi) Condition, cause, causal antecedent

The monastic regular, the code of monastic discipline; the rules of discipline of the order

(i) A theory; view; belief; opinion; speculation; dogma
(ii) Misbelief; errorneous opinion; false theory

Forest-dweller One mean of removing defilement

(i) Volitional action, action, deed, good and bad volition
(ii) Work; job,activity, transaction

Luang Poh Venerable Father, a polite term given to senior and respected monk

Meditative attainment Sammapatti, a state of serene contemplation attained by meditation, the supreme Dhamma that should be attained

Mentality Nama; mind; mental factor (See also the Five Aggregates)

Mind Citta; thought; a state of consciousness

Nibbana The extinction of the fires of greed, of hatred and of ignorance; the Unconditioned; the supreme Goal; the extinction of all defilements and suffering (Nirvanna in Sanskrit)

Nimitta Sign; mental image

Novice Samanera, one who is ordained by taking the Three Refuge and observes the Ten Precepts.

Panna Wisdom; knowledge; understanding

Phra 1. Title used when speaking of a Buddhist monk; venerable 2. A Bhikku; Buddhist monk

Phra Rajsuddhinanamongkol The abbot of Wat Ambhavan 1957 to present Sangha name : Jarun Dhidadhammo Sangha titles: (i) 1958 – 1968 Phra Khru Palat Jarun Dhidadhammo Thananugrom (ii) 1968 – 1988 Phra Khru (Sunnabat) Bhavanavisuddhi (iii) 1988 – 1992 Phra Khru Bhavanavisuddhiguna (iv) 1992 – present Phra Rajsuddhinanamongkok

Samadhi Concentration

Sangha 1. The Order; the monastic order 2. A monk

Sila 1. Morality; moral conduct 2. A precept; rule of morality; training rule

Tambon Thai word for a subdivision of an amphur; which is an administration subdivision of a province.

The Doctrine Dhamma; the Teaching; the Law; the Norm

The Final Goal The extinction of all defilements and suffering, the extinction of the fire of greed, of hatred and of ignorance

The First Sermon The First Discourse; the Discourse of the Foundation of the Kingdom of Righteousness

The Five Aggregates The five casually conditioned elements of existence forming a being or entity, viz., corporeality, feeling, perception, mental formations and consciousness The Five Precepts Rules of morality; virtues of man: 1. To abstain from killing 2. To abstain from stealing 3. To abstain from sexual misconduct 4. To abstain from false speech 5. To abstain from intozicants causing heedlessness

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (i) Contemplation of the body or mindfulness as regard the body (ii) Contemplation of the feelings or mindfulness as regard the feelings (iii) Contemplation of the mind or mindfulness as regard thought (iv) Contemplation of the mind-object or mindfulness as regard ideas

The Triple Gem The Buddha, The Dhamma (his teaching) and The Sangha (his order)

The Twelve Bases Sense-Fields; plane of knowing, consists of; (i) Internal Sense-Fields; eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind (ii) External Sense-Fields; form or visible objects, sound, odor, taste, tangible objects and mind-objects

Tripitka Pali canon, the Three Baskets, the Three Divisions of the Buddhist Canon, that is; (i) The Basket of Discipline (ii) The Basket of Discourse (iii) The Basket of Extra Doctrine

Uposatha hall A hall or building in monastery in which ecclesiastical acts or ceremonies are performed; a chapter house; a consecrated assembly hall

Vedana Feeling; sensation 1. Sukha: body pleasure or happiness 2. Dukkha: body pain; discomfort 3. Somanssa: mental happiness, joy 4. Domanassa; mental pain: displeasure; grief 5. Upekkha: neither pleasant nor painful feeling; indifferent feeling

Vipassana meditation Insight development; there are two kinds of meditation exercises: (i) Tranquility development, practice of concentrating the mind (ii) Insight development

Vipassana Nana Purity of vision regarding intuitive wisdom Wat Thai word for Buddhist temple

Reference : 1. Dictionary of Buddhism by the Venerable Phra Dhammapidok

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