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puñña {pi}

Pāḷi; √ puñña
alt. sp.: IPA: puɲɲə, Velthuis: pu~n~na, readable: punnya, simple: punna
translation ~:
khmer: បុញ្ញ
thai: ปุญฺญ
sinhal.: පුඤ්ඤ
burm.: ပုည


[dic] puñña (punna)

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ATI Glossary

puñña: Merit; worth; the inner sense of well-being that comes from having acted rightly or well and that enables one to continue acting well.


Buddhist Dictionary

by late Ven. Nyanalokita Thera:

puñña: merit, meritorious, is a popular term for kammically wholesome (kusala) action. Opposite terms: apuñña, 'demerit'; pāpa, 'bad', 'evil', The value of meritorious action is often stressed, e.g., in the Treasure Store Sutta (see Khp Translation), Dhp. 18, Dhp. 118, Dhp. 122.

- The Community of Holy Monks (ariya-Saṅgha), the third Refuge (see ti-saraṇa), is said to be “the incomparable field of merit in the world” (anuttaraṁ puññakkhettaṁ lokassa); see anussati 3. The Arahats, however, having transcended all life-affirming and rebirth-producing actions, are said to be “beyond merit and demerit”; see Snp 520, 547, 636, 790. - See following 3 articles puññābhisaṅkhāra, puññā-dhārā, puñña-kiriya-vatthu.


PTS Dictionary

by the Pali Text Society:


Glossary Thanissaro

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Illustrated Glossary of Pāli Terms

by Ven. Varado Maha Thera:

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Glossary various Teacher

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See also

Suttas and Dhammadesanā

Puñña: (merit, inner wealth, inner goodness).


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