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ekâyana

, m. and mfn. [sa. and BHS ts.], 1. (m.) a
single
(= unique) road; a road for one person (= nar-
row, lonely, solitary
); a road going to one place only; 2.
(mfn.) sole, unique; for one person (= narrow; in re-
ligious sense — for the Buddha — noble
); going to one
place
(= direct; in religious sense = going to nibbāna);
exeg.: ettha ekamaggo ayaṁ . . . maggo, na dvedhā
pathabhūto . . . atha vā ekena ayitabbo ti ~o . . . ekas-
sa ayano ~o . . . ekasmim ayano ~o . . . api ca ekaṁ
ayatī ti~o, Sv 743,16-31 = Ps I 229,21—230,4; cf. Paṭis-a
486,6-12 ≠ Nidd-a I 52,28—53,11; — yasmā ekavāraṁ
nibbānaṁ gacchati tasmā ~o ti pi vadanti, Sv 744,8 =
Ps I 230,13; ~o maggo vuccati pubbabhāgasatipaṭṭhāna-
maggo, 231,17 (Sv 745,14 and Spk III 226,14 read °-mag-
go q.v.); — Sadd 918,11-13; — 1. vyaggho ~e hato, Ja
IV 349,22* (= ekagamanasmiṁ [Se: ekamaggasmiṁ],
349,24'); — 2. (literal sense): atha puriso āgaccheyya . ..
~ena maggena, M I 74,14 = 75,1,29 = 76,10,30 (~ena
maggenā ti ekamaggen' eva maggena anukkamanīyena
ubhosu passesu nirantarakaṇṭakarukkhagahanena, Ps II
38,2); ~e taṁ pathe addasāsiṁ, Ja V 173,5* (~e ekaga-
mane jaṁghapadikamagge, 175,8'; ~e mahāmagge,
175,11'); ~o ekapatho sarā sobbhā ca passato, aññaṁ
maggaṁ na passāmi, VI 557,25* (~o ti ekass' eva ayano
ti ekapadikamaggo ekapatho ti so ca eko va dutiyo n'
atthi, 558,16'-17'); — (religious sense): ~o . . . maggo
sattānaṁ visuddhiyā, D II 290,8 (Sv 741,4) = 315,7 =
M I 55,32 (Ps I 227,22) = 63,15 (Ps I 302,11) = S V
141,10,20 (Spk III 177,10) = 167,8,17,28 = 168,6 = 185,8
(~vâyaṁ), 16,28 = 186,5 qu. Kv 158,4 = Vism 3,9 = Sv-
pṭ I 461,25; cf. ~o ayaṁ maggo, Mhv XXXVII 223
("this path leads alone to the goal" [Geiger]); ~o ti
ekamaggo, Sv 743,10 = Ps I 229,17 = Spk III 177,10 =
Nidd-a I 52,26 = Vism-mhṭ Se I 18,1; ~aṁ jātikhayanta-
dassī maggaṁ pajānāti, S V 168,12* (~an ti ekamag-
gaṁ, Spk III 226,1) = 186,11* = Nidd I 456,3* = II
114,10* qu. Sv 744,3* = Ps I 230,7* = Nett 189,2* =
Nidd-a I 53,14* = Sv-pṭ I 461,27*; — °-magga, m., a
road traversible by one, i.e. the
Buddha; a road leading
to one place, i.e.
nibbāna; — exeg.: ~o ti c' ettha
maggo pantho . . . atha vā ekena ayitabbo maggo ti ~o
. . . tasmā ~o ti sammāsambuddhānaṁ ayanabhūto
(Paṭis-a āyana-) maggo ti vuttaṁ hoti . . . ekasmiṁ
ayano (Paṭis-a āyana-) maggo ti ~o . . . tasmā ~o ti
ekanibbānagamanamaggo ti attho, Paṭis-a 485,26
486,15 = Nidd-a I 442,9-26; cf. Nidd-a I 52,26—53,19; —
yā sati . . . satisambojjhaṅgo ~o, Nidd I 10,12 = 347,23
= 506,7 = II 262,25; ~aṁ gato ti (eko, Buddho), Nidd
I 454,22 = 455,27 = 456,7 = 457,27 = II 113,3 = Paṭis I
174,13 = Pj I 15,4 = It-a II 43,26 qu. Vism-mhṭ Se I
361,13; ~o vuccati cattāro satipaṭṭhānā, Nidd I 455,27 =
II 114,8; satibojjhaṅgo ~o khayagāmī, Kv 155,12,27 =
156,11: sabbe dhammā ~o ti, 158,10 (~o hi kilesānaṁ
khayabhūtaṁ nibbānaṁ gacchatī ti khayagāmī, Kv-a Ee
1979 53,9); idha yaṁ yaṁ atthaṁ ~o sādheti, taṁ taṁ
pākaṭaṁ katvā dassento, Ps I 236,20; yasmā vā yā sattā-
naṁ visuddhi ~ena saṁvattati sā soka-pariddavānaṁ
samatikkamena hoti, 236,22; api ca vaṇṇabhaṇanaṁ etaṁ ~assa, 236,29; evaṁ imassa pi ~assa sattānaṁ
visuddhi-ādīhi sattahi padehi vaṇṇaṁ abhāsi, 237,3; Paṭi-
sambhidāmaggato ~o vuccati pubbabhāgasatipaṭṭhāna-
maggo, Sv 745,14 = Ps I 231,17 (Ee two words) = Spk
III 226,4 (~o ... ti ettāvatā idhâdhippetatthe siddhe tass'
eva alaṅkāratthaṁ, so pana yassa pubbabhāgamaggo taṁ
dassetuṁ maggān' aṭṭhaṅgiko ti ādikā gāthā [= Dhp 273-
75] ti Paṭisambhidāmaggato va ānetvā ṭhapitā, Ps-pṭ [the
passage does not occur in our texts of
Paṭis]); ~aṁ gatattā
Buddho ti vuttaṁ hoti, Paṭis-a 485,26 = Nidd-a 442,8; ~o
ti ekamaggo, Nidd-a 152,26; — °-saṁkhāta, mfn., called
ekâyana; ~aṁ ekamaggabhūtaṁ maggaṁ, Spk III 226,3.