Caritta, Cāritta: 3 definitions
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)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.).
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
Pali-English dictionarySource: 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).
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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Ends with: Sancaritta.
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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]
Notes (e): How Many types of Morality are there? < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]
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]