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Appanā

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Appanā (f.) [cp. Sk. arpaṇa, abstr. fr. appeti = arpayati from of ṛ, to fix, turn, direct one's mind; see appeti) application (of mind), ecstasy,fixing of thought on an object, conception (as psychol. t. t.) J ii.61 (˚patta); Miln 62 (of vitakka); Dhs 7, 21, 298; Vism 144 (˚samādhi); DhsA 55, 142 (def. by Bdhg. as "ekaggaŋ cittaŋ ārammaṇe appeti"), 214 (˚jhāna). See on term Cpd. pp. 56 sq., 68, 129, 215; Dhs trsl. xxviii, 10, 53, 82, 347.

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