Caga, Cāga: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Caga 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'liberality', is one of the 'blessings' (s. sampadā),

  • 'foundations' (s. adhitthāna),

  • 'recollections' (s. anussati),

  • 'treasures' (s. dhana).

context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

cāga : (m.) gift; abandoning; giving up; generosity.

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

Cāga, (from cajati, to give up, Vedic tyaj. Cp. Sk. tyāga) (a) abandoning, giving up, renunciation Vin. I, 10; S. III, 13, 26, 158; M. I, 486; A. I, 299. More frequent as: (b) liberality, generosity, munificence (n.) generous, munificent (adj.): sīlasampanno saddho purisapuggalo sabbe maccharino loke cāgena atirocati “he who is virtuous & religious excels all stingy people in generosity” A. III, 34. In frequent combinations e.g. sacca dama dhiti c. Sn. 188=S. I, 215; sacca dama c. khanti Sn. 189= S. I, 215; mutta° (adj.) liberal, munificent, S. V, 351=392. °paribhāvita citta “a heart bent on giving” S. V, 309. In this sense cāga forms one of the (3, 4, 5 or 7) noble treasures of a man (cp. the Catholic treasure of grace & see °dhana below), viz. (as 5) saddhā, sīla, suta, cāga, paññā (faith, virtue, right knowledge, liberality, wisdom) S. I, 232; A. I, 210; III, 80=S. IV, 250; M. III, 99; D. III, 164, 165; cp. A. I, 152=III, 44; (as 4: the last minus suta) S. V, 395; A. II, 62 (sama°); (as 3) saddhā, sīla, cāga J. II, 112; (as 7) ajjhesanā, tapo, sīla, sacca, cāga, sati, mati J. II, 327; cp. śīla-śruta-tyāga Itm 311.—PvA. 30, 120; Sdhp. 214, 323. See also anussati & anussarati.

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context information

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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