yakkha: in popular belief, a kind of ghost, goblin. or
yāma-deva: are a kind of heavenly beings of the sensuous
world; s. deva.
yamaka-pātihāriya: 'twin miracle'. "There the
Perfect One performed the twin miracle unattainable to any disciple: from the
upper part of his body a flame sprang forth, and from the lower part a stream of
water. etc.'' (Pts.M. I, 125 f.); App.
yathā-bhūta-ñāna-dassana: 'the knowledge and vision
according to reality', is one of the 18 chief kinds of insight (vipassanā, q.v.).
yathākammūpaga-ñāna: 'knowledge of rebirth according
to one's actions'; s. abhiññā (4).
yathāsanthatik'anga: 'the practice of being satisfied
with whatever dwelling', is one of the ascetical means of purification; s. dhutanga
yoga: 'yokes, bonds', is another name for the 4 cankers (āsava,
yogāvacara = yogi: 'one devoted to mental training,' is
in Vis.M the usual name for the disciple cultivating mental concentration
yokes: yoga, q.v.
yoni: 'modes of generation.' There are 4 generation from
the egg, from the mother's womb, from moisture, and spontaneous rebirth (opapātika,
q.v.) in heaven, hell, etc. Explained in M. 12.
yoniso manasikāra: 'thorough attention' or wise
consideration': s. manasikāra.
youth-infatuation: s. mada.
yuganaddha: s. samatha-vipassanā, last paragraph.