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vicāra {pi}

Pāḷi; √ vicāra
alt. sp.: IPA: ʋɪt͡ʃɑːɾə, Velthuis: vicaara, readable: vichaara, simple: vicara
translation ~:
khmer: វិចារ
thai: วิจาร
sinhal.: විචාර
burm.: ဝိစာရ


[dic] vicāra (vicara)

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ATI Glossary

vicāra: Evaluation; sustained thought. In meditation, vicāra is the mental factor that allows one's attention to shift and move about in relation to the chosen meditation object. Vicāra and its companion factor vitakka reach full maturity upon the development of the first level of jhāna.


Buddhist Dictionary

by late Ven. Nyanalokita Thera:

vicāra: 'discursive thinking'; see vitakka-vicāra.


PTS Dictionary

by the Pali Text Society:


Glossary Thanissaro

vicāra: Evaluation; investigation. A factor of rūpa jhāna.


Illustrated Glossary of Pāli Terms

by Ven. Varado Maha Thera:

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Glossary various Teacher

vicāra: examination, sustained activity of attention. (Source: Glossary late Ven. Ajahn Chah)


See also

Suttas and Dhammadesanā

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