paccaya condition.

paccaya-pariggaha-nana discerning the conditions of nama and rupa.

Pacceka Buddha silent Buddha, an enlightened one who has found the truth by himself but does not proclaim the Dhamma to the world.

pacchajata-paccaya postnascence-condition.

paccupatthana manifestation, appearance or effect.

pada parama as to the four classes of people: some could attain enlightenment quickly, even at the beginning of a discourse; some could attain after a more detailed explanation; some could attain after having heard many explanations and after having considered the truth again and again; Some could only understand the theory, the words, and did not attain during that life. They are called “pada parama”, those for whom the words (pada) are the highest (parama) .

padatthanam proximate cause.

pahana giving up, elimination.

Pali the language of the Buddhist teachings.

pancadvaravajjana-citta five sense-door adverting-consciousness.

pancavinnana (or dvi-pancavinnana) the sense-cognitions (seeing, hearing, etc.) of which there are five pairs.

panna wisdom or understanding.

pannatti conventional term or idea represented by it. It is not a reality which can be directly experienced.

paramattha dhammas absolute or ultimate realities: mental and physical phenomena, which can be directly experienced through one of the six doors.

Paramattha Manjusa a commentary to the Visuddhimagga.

paramatthaparami the ten perfections can also be classified as thirty paramis: ten basic paramis, ten intermediate paramis and ten ultimate paramis (paramatthaparami) .

paramis the ten perfections, generosity, dana, morality, sila, renunciation, nekkhamma, wisdom, panna, energy, viriya, patience, khanti, truthfulness, sacca, determination, aditthana, loving-kindness, metta, equanimity, upekkha.

parikamma preparatory consciousness, the first javanacitta arising in the process during which absorption or enlightenment is attained.

parinna comprehension, or full understanding. There are three kinds of parinna: full understanding of the known (nata parinna), full understanding of investigation (tirana parinna) and full understanding of abandoning (pahana parinna) . When a stage of insight has been reached, the knowledge gained at such moments should be applied. The three parinnas are degrees of panna that applies insight knowledge by considering again and again nama and rupa.

Pariyuthana (derived from pariyutthati) to arise, to pervade

pasada-rupas sense-organs, the rupas which are capable of receiving sense-objects.

passaddhi calm.

patibhaga nimitta counterpart image, more perfected mental image of a meditation subject acquired in the development of calm.

paticca sammuppada ‘Dependent Origination’, the conditional origination of phenomena.

patigha aversion or ill-will.

Patimokkha obligation.

patisandhi rebirth.

patisandhi-citta rebirth-consciousness.

Patisankhana discrimination.

patisantharo courtesy.

pakinnaka the particulars.

Patthana Conditional Relations, one of the seven books of the Abhidhamma.

peta ghost.

phala-citta fruit-consciousness, experiencing nibbana. It is the result of magga-citta, path-consciousness.

phala samapatti ariyans who have attained jhana can have fruition- consciousness (lokuttara vipakacitta) which experiences nibbana, arising again many times after the moment of enlightenment.

phottabbarammana tangible object, experienced through bodysense.

phusana kicca function of experiencing tangible object.

piti joy or rapture.

Puggalapannatti, Designation of Human Types, the fourth book of the Abhidhamma.

puthujjana worldling or ordinary person, not a noble person who has attained enlightenment.

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