Pāḷi; √ puggala
alt. sp.: IPA: puggələ, Velthuis: puggala, readable: puggala, simple: puggala
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by late Ven. Nyanalokita Thera:
➥ puggala: 'individual', 'person', as well as the synonyms: personality, individuality, being (satta), self (attā), etc., in short all terms designating a personal entity, hence also: I, you, he, man, god, etc., all these, according to Buddhism, are mere names for certain combinations of material and mental processes, and apart from them they have no real existence. They are to be considered as mere 'conventional modes of expression' (vohāra-vacana), and on that level they may be used, and are so used in the Sutta texts, if taken “without misapprehending them” (see quote from DN 9 under paramattha). With such tacit reservations, the term puggala occurs quite frequently in the Suttas.
In the ultimate sense (see paramattha), however, there exist only ever-changing physical and mental phenomena, flashing up and dying every moment.
by the Pali Text Society:
by Ven. Thanissaro Maha Thera:
by Ven. Varado Maha Thera:
Suttas and Dhammadesanā