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ālamba

, m. [ts.], 1. something to hang on to;
ifc.
latâ° "creepers (like) ropes to cling to", Saddh 245;
2. support, prop; ifc an-°; — °-daṇḍa, walking
stick,
Ap 456,29 (i. q. ālambana, ālambana-daṇḍa
q. v.); 3. m. n., as a philosoph. term = ālambaṇa and
ārammaṇa q. v., object of sense or thought; topic of
meditation;
Abh 94 enumerates six ~ and gives five syn.s
of
~ : rūpaṁ saddo gandha-rasā phasso dhammo ca:
gocaro / ~o visayo te chârammaṇâlambaṇan ti ca;
Saddh 463 f. °-bhedena arūpa-jjhāna-sammataṁ /
ākāso c'eva viññāṇaṁ tad-abhāvo ca tag-gataṁ
cittaṁ arūpa-jjhānassa ~ā caturo matā; Nāmar-p
229 f.; — ifc. pañcâ°, Nāmar-p 238 pañca-dvāre
vattamānaṁ ~aṁ yathākkamaṁ; — °'atthikatā,
(abstr. of ălamba + atthika), the fact that the objects
of sense are prerequisites, dependence on sense-objects,

Nāmar-p 85 ~ā chando; °-gijjhana-rasa, whose
essential property is the coveting of sense-objects,

Nāmar-p 106 lobho ... ~o; °-nirodha, Peṭ 148,19
~aṁ (Ee w. r. ālampa°) . . . samudāgacchanti;
°âhanana-rasa, whose essential property is im-
pingement upon sense-objects,
Nāmar-p 81 takko
. . . ~o.