Cankama, Caṅkama: 3 definitions

Introduction

Cankama 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: Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist TermsWalking meditation, usually in the form of walking back and forth along a prescribed path.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

caṅkama : (m.) a terraced walk; walking up and down.

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

Caṅkama, (Sk. caṅkrama & caṅkramā, fr. caṅkamati) (a) walking up & down S. IV, 104.—(b) the place where one is walking, esp. a terraced walk, cloister Vin. I, 15, 182; II, 220; D. I, 105; S. I, 212; A. I, 114; 183; III, 29; IV, 87; J. I, 17; II, 273; V, 132 (cp. kattaradaṇḍa-passages). (Page 260)

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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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