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Pāpa (Skt.). In Hinduism, evil, sin, misfortune. Like its synonym, adharma, pāpa includes both moral and natural evil, which are considered aspects of the same phenomenon. An absolute distinction between moral evil (or evil willed by humans) and natural evil (or an ‘act of God’), is not present in Hindu thought. One can sin unintentionally by unknowingly eating a prohibited food or making an error in ritual. One's sin, whether intentional or unintentional, may have consequences, not only for oneself, but for others, so that one must pray for deliverance from the sins of others as well as from one's own sins.

In Buddhism, the connotation of evil and immorality is applied particularly to states of mind and actions. Pāpa is considered evil because it takes one away from the path of spiritual development, the path of nirvāna.

Pāpa is what ensues from an akuśala action.

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Pápa

Pápa (pä´pŏ), town (1991 est. pop. 33,500), W Hungary, in a grain- and beet-growing area. It is an industrial town; textiles, cigars, and footwear are among the major products. Pápa has several churches, a Protestant theological college, and an 18th-century château built by Count Maurice Esterházy.

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papa

pa·pa / ˈpäpə/ • n. 1. one's father: [as name] Papa had taught her to ride a bicycle. 2. a code word representing the letter P, used in radio communication.

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papa

papa father. XVII. — F. — late L. pāpa — Gr. páp(p)as child's word for father. Shortened to pa (dial.) XIX. The var. pappa (XVIII) survives in U.S. poppa, abbrev. pop XIX.

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