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vitakka {pi}

Pāḷi; √ vitakka
alt. sp.: IPA: ʋɪt̪əkkə, Velthuis: vitakka, readable: vitakka, simple: vitakka
translation ~:
khmer: វិតក្ក
thai: วิตกฺก
sinhal.: විතක්ක
burm.: ဝိတက္က


[dic] vitakka

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ATI Glossary

vitakka: Directed thought. In meditation, vitakka is the mental factor by which one's attention is applied to the chosen meditation object. Vitakka and its companion factor vicāra reach full maturity upon the development of the first level of jhāna.


Buddhist Dictionary

by late Ven. Nyanalokita Thera:

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PTS Dictionary

by the Pali Text Society:


Glossary Thanissaro

vitakka: Thinking about an object; keeping an object in mind. A factor of rūpa jhāna.


Illustrated Glossary of Pāli Terms

by Ven. Varado Maha Thera:

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Glossary various Teacher

vitakka: thought, initial activity of attention (the compound vitakka-vicāra has a broad range of meaning from 'thought and examination' to 'initial and sustained application of mind' (on a meditation object). (Source: Glossary late Ven. Ajahn Chah)


See also

Suttas and Dhammadesanā

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