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Dassana

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dassana : [nt.] sight; intuition; insight.

Dassana (nt.) [Sk. darśana, see dassati1] -- 1. Lit. seeing, looking; noticing; sight of, appearance, look. Often equivalent to an infinitive "to see," esp. as dat. dassanāya in order to see, for the purpose of seeing (cp. dassana -- kāma=daṭṭhu -- kāma): [Bhagavantaŋ] dassanāya M ii.23, 46; A i.121; iii.381; Sn 325. -- (a) (nt.) "sight" D ii.157 (visūka˚, looking on at spectacles); A iii.202 (+savana hearing); iv.25 sq. (bhikkhu˚); Sn 207 (muni˚, may be taken as 2, cp. SnA 256), 266 (=pekkhaṇa KhA 148); Dh 206 (ariyānaŋ d., cp. ariyānaŋ dassāvin), 210 (appiyānaŋ), 274; Vv 342; VvA 138 (sippa˚ exhibition of art, competition).<-> (b) adj. as ( -- ˚) "of appearance" (cp. ˚dasa) Sn 548 (cāru˚ lovely to behold); PvA 24 (bhayānaka˚ fearful to look at), 68 (bībhaccha˚). -- 2. Appld. (power of) perception, faculty of apperception, insight, view, theory; esp. (a) in combn ñāṇa -- dassana either "knowing & seeing," or perhaps "the insight arising from knowledge," perfect knowledge, realization of the truth, wisdom (cp. ñāṇa): S i.52; ii.30; v.28, 422; M i.195 sq., 241, 482 (Gotamo sabbaññū sabba -- dassāvī aparisesaŋ ñ -- d ˚ŋ paṭijānāti; id. ii.31); D iii.134; A i.220; ii.220; iv.302 sq.; cp. ñ -- d -- paṭilābha A i.43; ii.44 sq.; iii 323; ñ -- d -- visuddhi M i.147 sq. Also with further determination as adhideva -- ñ -- d˚ A iv.428; alam -- ariya˚ S iii.48; iv.300; v.126 sq.; M i.68, 71, 81, 207, 246, 440 sq., A i.9; iii.64, 430; v.88; parisuddha A iii.125; maggâmagga˚ A v.47; yathābhūta˚ A iii.19, 200; iv.99, 336; v.2 sq., 311 sq.; vimutti˚ S i.139; v.67; A iii.12, 81, 134; iv.99, 336; v.130; It 107, 108; Miln 338. See also vimutti. -- (b) in other contexts: ariyasaccāna -- dassana Sn 267; ujubhūta˚ S v.384, 404; dhamma˚ (the right doctrine) S v.204, 344, 404; A iii.263; pāpa˚ (a sinful view) Pv iv.355; viparīta˚ A iii.114; iv.226; v.284 sq. (and a˚), 293 sq. sammā˚ (right view) S iii.189; A iii.138; iv.290; v.199; sabbalokena d. S iv.127; sahetu d. S v.126 sq.; suvisuddha d. S iv.191. -- S iii.28, 49; M ii.46; iii.157; Sn 989 (wisdom: Jinānaŋ eta d. corresponding with ñāṇa in preceding line); Dhs 584, 1002 (insight: cp. Dhs. trsl. p. 256). -- (adj.) perceiving or having a view (cp. dasseti) S i.181 (visuddha˚); Th 1, 422. -- (c) as nt. from the Caus. dasseti: pointing out, showing; implication, definition, statement (in Com. style) PvA 72; often as ˚ākāra -- dassana: PvA 26 (dātabba˚), 27 (thomana˚), 35 (kata˚) & in dassanatthaŋ in order to point out, meaning by this, etc. PvA 9, 68. -- 3. adassana not seeing S i.168=Sn 459; invisibility J iv.496 (˚ŋ vajjati to become invisible); wrong theory or view A v.145 sq.; Sn 206; Pug 21.
   -- anuttariya (nt.) the pre -- eminence or importance of (right or perfect) insight; as one of the 3 anuttariyāni, viz. d˚, paṭipadā˚, vimutta˚ at D iii.219, 250, 281; A iii.284, 325; -- kāma (adj.) desirous of seeing A i.150; iv.115; Miln 23; -- bhūmi the level or plane of insight Nett 8, 14, 50; -- sampanna endowed with right insight S ii.43 sq., 58.

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