Bhikkha, Bhikkhā: 2 definitions
Bhikkha 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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
bhikkhā : (f.) alms; food.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Bhikkhā, (f.) (cp. Epic & Class. Sk. bhaikṣa of bhikṣ, adj. & nt. ) begged food, alms, alms-begging; food Vin. IV, 94; Cp I. 14; Vv 704 (ekāhā bh. food for one day); Miln. 16; PvA. 3, 75, 131 (kaṭacchu°); bhikkhāya carati to go out begging food (cp. Sk. bhaikṣaṃ carati) J. III, 82; V, 75; PvA. 51 & passim.—subhikkha (nt.) abundance of food D. I, 11. dubbhikkha (nt.) (& °ā f.) scantiness of alms, famine, scarcity of food, adj. famine-stricken (cp. Sk. durbhikṣaṃ) Vin. II, 175; III, 87 (adj.); IV, 23 (adj.); S. IV, 323, 324 (dvīhitikaṃ); A. I, 160; III, 41; J. II, 149, 367; V, 193; VI, 487; Cp I. 33 (adj.); Vism. 415 (°pīḷita), 512 (f. in simile); KhA 218; DhA. I, 169; II, 153 (f.); III, 437 (°bhaya).
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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Starts with: Bhikkhacara, Bhikkhacariya, Bhikkhadayaka, Bhikkhadayi, Bhikkhahara, Bhikkhaka, Bhikkhaka Sutta, Bhikkhamana, Bhikkhana, Bhikkhanta, Bhikkhapannatti, Bhikkhaparampara Jataka, Bhikkhati, Bhikkhudasika.
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The Book of Protection (by Piyadassi Thera)
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)