Abbhokasika, Abbhokāsika: 3 definitions



Abbhokasika means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Dhamma Dana: The 13 Ascetic Practices of Buddhist Monks

One of the Thirteen Dhutaygas.

The Pali term "abbhokasika" means "the one who has the habit to dwell on a bare and unsheltered spot".

"abbhokasa" = "the fact to dwell on a bare and unsheltered spot"

When this practice is conveniently done, with constancy and diligence, with the determination of not breaking it, we say that there is "abbhokasikayga" (state of mind of the dwelling on a spot bare of everything).

According to restrictions, there do exist three kinds of practitioners of the abbhokasika dhutayga:

  1. ukkattha abbhokasika, the noble practitioner of the abbhokasika dhutayga
  2. majjhima abbhokasika, the intermediate practitioner of the abbhokasika dhutayga
  3. mudu abbhokasika, the ordinary practitioner of the abbhokasika dhutayga

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Abbhokasika in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

abbhokāsika : (m.) one who lives in the open air.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Abbhokāsika, (adj.) (fr. abbhokāsa) belonging to the open air, one who lives in the open, the practice of certain ascetics. D.I, 167; M.I, 282; A.III, 220; Vin.V, 131, 193; J.IV, 8 (+ nesajjika); Pug.69; Miln.20, 342. (One of the 13 Dhutaṃgas). See also Nd1 188; Nd2 587.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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