viveka

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Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sanskrit विवेक (viveka).

Noun[edit]

viveka m[1]

  1. detachment, loneliness, separation, seclusion
    • c. 500 BC, the Buddha, Mucalindasutta:
      Sukho viveko tuṭṭhassa sutadhammassa passato
      Abyāpajjaṃ sukhaṃ loke pāṇabhutesu saṃyamo.
      Seclusion is happiness for the contented
      who see the teaching they have learned.
      Kindness for the world is happiness
      for one who’d not harm a living creature.
  2. discrimination (of thought)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pali Text Society (1921-1925), “viveka”, in Pali-English Dictionary‎, London: Chipstead