Caritta, Cāritta: 4 definitions


Caritta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

'morality consisting in performance and morality consisting in avoidance,'

means "the performance of those moral rules which the Blessed one has ordained to be followed, and the avoidance of those things that the Blessed One has rejected as not to be followed" (Vis.M. III). - (App.).

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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

cāritta : (nt.) custom; conduct; practice; calling on.

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

Cāritta, (nt.) (From car) practice, proceeding, manner of acting, conduct J. I, 90, 367; II, 277 (loka°); V, 285 (vaṅka°); Miln. 133; VvA. 31.—cārittaṃ āpajjati to mix with, to call on, to have intercourse with (c. Loc.) M. I, 470; S. II, 270 (kulesu); M. I, 287=III, 40 (kāmesu); J. III, 46 (rakkhita-gopitesu).

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Caritta (चरित्त) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Caritra.

2) Caritta (चरित्त) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Caritra.

3) Caritta (चरित्त) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Cāritra.

context information

Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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