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phala


Source: Buddhist Dictionary, Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, by NYANATILOKA MAHATHERA

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phala: lit. 'fruit'. - 1. result, effect (often together with hetu, cause ); 2. benefit (e.g. in Sāmañña-phala Sutta, 'The Results, or Benefits, of Recluseship'; D. 2). As 'path-result', or 'fruition', it donotes those moments of supermundane consciousness which flash forth immediately after the moment of path-consciousness (s. ariya-puggala) and which, till the attainment of the next higher path, may during the practice of insight (vipassanā, q.v.) still recur innumerable times. If thus repeated, they are called the 'attainment of fruition (phalasamāpatti), which is explained in detail in Vis.M. XXIII.


Source: A Dictionary of Buddhism, Oxford University Press, 2003, 2004 (which is available in electronic version from answer.com)

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phala

(Sanskrit; Pāli, fruit). Result or effect, particularly in the sense of the fruition of a course of action. It has two primary referents: (1) the fruition of the four supermundane paths, namely those of the stream-winner (śrotāpanna), once-returner (sakṛdāgāmin), non-returner (anāgāmin), and Arhat; (2) the experienced effect or karmic maturation of prior deeds.

 


Source: Pali-English Dictionary, TW Rhys Davids, William Stede,

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Phala1 (nt.) [cp. Vedic phala, to phal [sphal] to burst, thus lit. "bursting," i. e. ripe fruit; see phalati] 1. (lit.) fruit (of trees etc.) Vv 8414 (dumā nicca -- phal' ûpapannā, not to phalu, as Kern, Toev. s. v. phalu); Vism 120. -- amba˚ mango -- fruit PvA 273 sq.; dussa˚ (adj.) having clothes as their fruit (of magic trees) Vv 462 (cp. VvA 199); patta˚ leaves & fruits, vegetables Sn 239; PvA 86 pavatta˚ wild fruit D i.101; puppha˚ flower & fruit J iii.40. rukkha˚ -- ûpamaTh 1, 490 (in simile of kāmā, taken fr. M i.130) lit. "like the fruit of trees" is expld by ThA 288 as "anga -- paccangānaŋ p(h)alibhañjan' aṭṭhena, and trsldaccording to this interpretation by Mrs. Rh. D. as "fruit that brings the climber to a fall." -- Seven kinds of medicinal fruits are given at Vin i.201 scil. vilanga, pippala, marica, harītaka, vibhītaka, āmalaka, goṭhaphala. At Miln 333 a set of 7 fruits is used metaphorically in simile of the Buddha's fruit -- shop, viz. sotāpatti˚, sakadāgāmi˚, anāgāmi˚, arahatta˚, suññata˚ samāpatti (cp. Cpd. 70), animitta˚ samāpatti, appaṇihita˚ samāpatti. -- 2. a testicle J iii.124 (dantehi ˚ŋ chindati=purisabhāvaŋ nāseti to castrate); vi.237 (uddhita -- pphalo, adj.,=uddhaṭa -- bījo C.), 238 (dantehi phalāni uppāṭeti, like above). <-> 3. (fig.) fruit, result, consequence, fruition, blessing. As t.t. with ref. to the Path and the progressive attainment (enjoyment, fruition) of Arahantship it is used to denote the realization of having attained each stage of the sotāpatti, sakadāgāmi etc. (see the Miln quot. under 1 and cp. Cpd. 45, 116). So freq. in exegetical literaturemagga, phala, nibbāna, e. g. Tikp 155, 158; VbhA 43 & passim. -- In general it immediately precedes Nibbāna (see Nd2 no 645b and under satipaṭṭhāna), and as agga -- phala it is almost identical with Arahantship. Frequently it is combd with vipāka to denote the stringent conception of "consequence," e. g. at D i.27, 58; iii.160. Almost synonymous in the sense of "fruition, benefit, profit" is ānisaŋsā D iii.132; phala at Pv i.125=ānisaŋsa PvA 64 -- Vin i.293 (anāgāmi˚); ii.240 (id.); iii.73 (arahatta˚); D i.51, 57 sq. (sāmañña˚); iii.147, 170 (sucaritassa); M i.477 (appamāda˚); S i.173 (Amata˚); Pv i.1110 (kaṭuka˚);ii.83 (dāna˚); iv.188 (mahap˚ & agga˚); Vism 345 (of food, being digested); PvA 8 (puñña˚ & dāna˚), 22 (sotāpatti˚), 24 (issā -- macchariya˚).
   -- atthika one who is looking for fruit Vism 120. -- āpaṇa fruit shop Miln 333. -- âphala [phala+aphala, see ā4; but cp. Geiger, P.Gr. § 331] all sorts of fruit, lit. what is not (i. e. unripe), fruit without discrimination; a phrase very freq. in Jātaka style, e. g. J i.416; ii.160; iii.127; iv.220; 307, 449, v.313; vi.520; DhA i.106. -- āsava extract of fruit VvA 73. -- uppatti ripening PvA 29. -- esin yielding fruit J i.87=Th 1, 527, cp. phalesin MVastu iii.93. -- gaṇḍa see palagaṇḍa. -- ṭṭha "stationed in fruition," i. e. enjoying the result or fruition of the Path (cp. Cpd. 50) Miln 342. -- dāna gift of fruit VbhA 337. -- dāyingiver of fruit Vv 676-- pacchi fruit -- basket J vi.560. -- pañcaka fivefold fruit Vism 580; VbhA 191. -- puṭa fruit -- basket J vi.236. -- bhājana one who distributes fruit, an official term in the vihāra Vin iv.38, cp. BSk. phalacāraka. -- maya see sep. -- ruha fruit tree Mbvs 82. -- sata see palasata.


Source: Pali-English Dictionary, TW Rhys Davids, William Stede,

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Phala is spelling for pala (a certain weight) at J vi.510. See pala & cp. Geiger, P.Gr. § 40.


Source: Pali-English Dictionary, TW Rhys Davids, William Stede,

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Phala3 [etym.? Sk. *phala] the point of a spear or sword S ii.265 (tiṇha˚). Cp. phāla2.


Source: Sanskrit-English Dictionary, by M. Monier William

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phála n. (ifc. f. ā or ī) fruit (esp. of trees) RV. &c. &c
• the kernel or seed of a fruit, Āmar
• a nutmeg Suśr.
• the 3 myrobalans (= tri-phalā, q.v.) L.
• the menstrual discharge L. (cf. puṣpa)
• fruit (met.), consequence, effect, result, retribution (good or bad), gain or loss, reward or punishment, advantage or disadvantage KātyŚr. MBh. Kāv. &c
• benefit, enjoyment Pañcat. ii, 70
• compensation Yājñ. ii, 161 [Page 716, Column 3]
• (in rhet.) the issue or end of an action Daś. Sāh.
• (in math.) the result of a calculation, product or quotient &c. Sūryas.
• corrective equation ib. Gol.
• area or superficial contents of a figure Āryabh.
• interest on capital ib.
• the third term in a rule of three sum ib. Sch.
• a gift, donation L. ; a gaming board MBh. [Goth. spilda ; Icel. spjald]
• a blade (of a sword or knife) MBh. R. Kum.
• the point of an arrow Kauś.
• a shield L.
• a ploughshare (= phāla) L.
• a point or spot on a die MBh. iv, 24
• m. Wrightia Antidysenterica L.
• (ā), f. a species of plant Car.
• wṛ. for tula Hcat.
• (ī), f. Aglaia Odorata L.
• a kind of fish (= phali) L.


Source: Sarvastivada Abhidharma, Sanskrit-English Glossary, by Bhikkhu KL Dhammajoti

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phala: Fruit. The standard set of 5 fruits are: 1. adhipati-phala, 2. puruṣakāra-phala, 3.niṣyanda-phala, 4. vipāka-phala, 5. visaṃyoga-phala.