Caritta, aka: Cāritta; 3 Definition(s)
Caritta 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
'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.).Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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).
Languages of India and abroad
cāritta : (nt.) custom; conduct; practice; calling on.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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).
—vāritta manner of acting & avoiding J. III, 195, cp. Th. 1. 591; Vism. 10. See on their mutual relation Vism. 11; —sīla code of morality VvA. 37. (Page 265)
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.
Search found 8 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
Cāritta-vāritta (“performance and avoidance”).
Śilā (शिला) refers to “stones” according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-c...
Lekha (लेख).—A deva-gaṇa (set of celestial beings) of Raivata Manvantara. In this set there are...
Vāritta, (nt.) (fr. vṛ, on the analogy of cāritta. The BSk. is vāritra: Mvyut 84) avoidance, ab...
Sīla, (nt.) (cp. Sk. śīla. It is interesting to note that the Dhtp puts down a root sīl in mean...
|Avoidance And Performance|
s. cāritta, etc. - The effort to avoid, s. padhāna.
Abhilekheti, (Caus. of abhi + likh) to cause to be inscribed Dāvs.V, 67 (cāritta-lekhaṃ °lekhay...
'morality consisting in avoiding' (evil things), as distinguished from 'morality consisting in ...
Search found 7 books and stories containing Caritta or Cāritta. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Metta (by Ācariya Buddharakkhita)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 10b - The method of fulfilling the Perfection of Morality (Sīla-Pāramī) < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Part 10c - The method of fulfilling the Perfection of Renunciation (Nekkhamma Pāramī) < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Listening to the Dhamma (by Nina van Gorkom)
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)
A Treatise on the Paramis (by Ācariya Dhammapāla)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 8 - The Ethics of the Gītā and the Buddhist Ethics < [Chapter XIV - The Philosophy of the Bhagavad-gītā]