Caritta, Cāritta: 3 definitions

Introduction

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.

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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