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āhāra {pi}

Pāḷi; √ āhāra
alt. sp.: IPA: ɑːɦɑːɾə, Velthuis: aahaara, readable: aahaara, simple: ahara
translation ~:
khmer: អាហារ
thai: อาหาร
sinhal.: ආහාර
burm.: အာဟာရ


[dic] āhāra (ahara)

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ATI Glossary

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Buddhist Dictionary

by late Ven. Nyanalokita Thera:

āhāra: 'nutriment', 'food', is used in the concrete sense as material food and as such it belongs to derived corporeality (see khandha, Summary I.) In the figurative sense, as 'foundation' or condition, it is one of the 24 conditions (see paccaya) and is used to denote 4 kinds of nutriment, which are material and mental:

1. Material food feeds the eightfold corporeality having nutrient essence as its 8th factor (i.e. the solid, liquid, heat, motion, color, odour, the tastable and nutrient essence; see rūpa-kalāpa).

2. Sensorial and mental impression is a condition for the 3 kinds of feeling (agreeable, disagreeable and indifferent); see paṭiccasamuppāda (6).

3. Mental volition (see = kamma) feeds rebirth; see paṭiccasamuppāda (2).

4. Consciousness feeds mind and corporeality; nāma-rūpa; ib., 2) at the moment of conception” (Visuddhi Magga XI).

Literature (on the 4 Nutriments): MN 9 & Commentary (translation in 'Right Understanding'), MN 38; SN 12.11, SN 12.63, SN 12.64 - The Four Nutriments of Life, Selected texts & Commentary (Wheel 105/106).


PTS Dictionary

by the Pali Text Society:


Glossary Thanissaro

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Illustrated Glossary of Pāli Terms

by Ven. Varado Maha Thera:


Glossary various Teacher

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Suttas and Dhammadesanā

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