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pali term for rebirth

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:38 pm

What is the pali for rebirth? I did a search and it is variously translated as: 'punabhava', 'punnabhava', 'punabbhava', etc.. Which one is correct?

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Do not think lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Do not think lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

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Re: pali term for rebirth

Postby gavesako » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:25 pm

Puna-bhava = punabbhava
Also upapatti or uppatti, or simply jati.
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Re: pali term for rebirth

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:42 pm

gavesako wrote:Puna-bhava = punabbhava
Also upapatti or uppatti, or simply jati.

Thank you very much, Bhante. :anjali:
Do not think lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Do not think lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

—Gotama Buddha, Dhammapada 121-122

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Re: pali term for rebirth

Postby Branko » Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:36 pm

uppajjati ?

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Re: pali term for rebirth

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:05 pm

Upapatti-bhava = 'rebirth-process'

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Re: pali term for rebirth

Postby lojong1 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:23 pm

Stefan wrote:What is the pali for rebirth? I did a search and it is variously translated as: 'punabhava', 'punnabhava', 'punabbhava', etc.. Which one is correct?

I'm sure Stefan has his answer after all this time, but in case anyone wonders by --- the meaning you already associate with "re-birth" may not fit into any Pali word.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebirth_%28Buddhism%29

Jaati = birth (sometimes rebirth?)
upa-patti = [toward-] attainment (sometimes rebirth?)
puna-bbhava = re-becoming [process] (sometimes rebirth?)
abhinibbatti = production/result (sometimes rebirth?)
the list goes on.

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Re: pali term for rebirth

Postby lojong1 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:26 am

Mahasatipatthana sutta, dhammanupassana, dukkha samudaya sacca niddeso: "Where does this craving arise (uppajjati)?"
Sabbaasava sutta: "When one attends unwisely, unarisen taints arise (uppajjati) and arisen taints increase."
As with the other Pali change indicators, I have yet to see uppajjati used where "re-birth" couldn't be done away with.


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