Brahma Cariya; 1 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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'pure (chaste) or holy life', is a term for the life of the monk.

Also a lay-devotee who observes the 8 moral precepts (sikkhāpada), takes as the third precept the vow of chastity, i.e. full abstention from sexual relations.

The highest aim and purpose of b. is, according to M. 29, the 'unshakable deliverance of mind' (akuppā ceto-vimutti).

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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