Abhisamaya: 'breakthrough or penetration to the realization of the truth', is the full and direct comprehension of the Four Noble Truths by the Stream-winner sotāpanna see: ariya-puggala. In the Com. the term is represented by 'penetration' pativedha. Frequently occurring as dhammābhisamaya 'realization of the doctrine' see: XIII ābhisamaya-samyutta and Pts.M. ābhisamaya-kathā.


Maha Thera Nyanatiloka. Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Buddhist Publication Society, first edition 1952.

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