Deyyadhamma, Deyya-dhamma: 1 definition


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

Deyyadhamma refers to: a gift, lit. that which has the quality of being given; esp. a gift of mercy, meritorious gift S.I, 175; A.I, 150, 166; II, 264 (saddhā°); Pv.I, 11; II, 318; PvA.5, 7 sq., 26, 92 (°bīja), 103, 129; cp. AvŚ I.308. The deyyadhamma (set of gifts, that which it is or should be a rule to give) to mendicants, consists of 14 items, which are (as enumerated at Nd2 523 under the old Brahman’s term yañña “sacrifice”) (1) cīvara, (2) piṇḍapāta, (3) senāsana, (4) gilāna-paccaya-bhesajja-parikkhāra, (5) anna, (6) pāna, (7) vattha, (8) yāna, (9) mālā, (10) gandhā, (11) vilepana, (12) seyya, (13) āvasatha, (14) padīpeyya. A similar enumeration in diff. order is found at Nd1 373. (Page 329)

Note: deyyadhamma is a Pali compound consisting of the words deyya and dhamma.

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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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