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Meaning of Akiñcanaṃ & Anādānaṃ ?

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:52 am
by Srilankaputra
From Kappa sutta (Parayana vagga)
Akiñcanaṃ anādānaṃ etaṃ dipaṃ anāparaṃ,
Nibbānamiti taṃ brūmi jarāmaccuparikkhayaṃ.

Having nothing,
clinging to no thing:
That is the island,
there is no other.
That's Unbinding, I tell you,
the total ending of aging & death.
Much appreciate it if the pali scholars here can analyse these two words in bit more detail. :anjali:

Re: Meaning of Akiñcanaṃ & Anādānaṃ ?

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:38 pm
by Assaji
Hi,

You may find helpful two articles from the Critical Pali Dictionary:

a-kiñcana, mfn. [ts.], having nothing; calling nothing his own, disinterested; Abh 739 (poor); Vin I 36,26*; Mil 220,7 (~o jīvikatthāya pāṇaṁ hanati); DN III 185,3* (adhano+); As 206,7 (nâssa kiñcanan ti ~aṁ); Ja VI 45,3 (sakiñcanass' eva bhayaṁ nâkiñcanassa); — Th 36; Dhp 88 (hitvā kāme ~o), 221, 396 = 421 (+ anādāna, Dhp-a, Pj); Sn 455 (= rāgādikiñcanānam abhāvena ~o Pj); Ja IV 372,8* (= rāgākiñcanâdīhi rahitaṁ, ib. 373,13'); Ja III 100,25* (~aṁ nippalibodhaṁ, ib. 101,3'); III 241,16' (~aṁ apalibodhaṁ); 381,12 (do.). — Used in describing nibbāṇa: Sn 1094 (Nidd. II, Nidd-a, Pj), hence Nett 55,28*. Cf. akiñcañña, sakiñcana.
— °bhāva, m., abstr., Ps (MN I 318,33).

http://cpd.uni-koeln.de/search?article_id=177

an-ādāna, mfn., not grasping, free from desire; vītataṇho ~o, Dhp 352 (= khandhâdisu niggahaṇo, Dhp-a); Sn 741 = It 9,1* (It-a) - 109,18* = AN II 10,13* = Ja IV 354,14* (Ct: an-ādānena [see *anādāna] ~o); Mil 342,14* (vītataṇhā~ā dhammanagare an-ādāna); Sn 1094 (Pj, Nidd-a); Sn 620 = Dhp 396 (= catūhi upādānehi ~aṁ, Dhp-a); Sn 630 = Dhp 406 (sâdānesu ~aṁ; Dhp-a) ≠ SN I 236,22* (pl. ~ā); gen. ~assa, Ja IV 372,2* (= niggahaṇassa, Ct.).

http://cpd.uni-koeln.de/search?article_id=4078

:anjali:

Re: Meaning of Akiñcanaṃ & Anādānaṃ ?

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:43 pm
by Srilankaputra
Dmytro wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Hi,

You may find helpful two articles from the Critical Pali Dictionary:
Thank you. :bow: