Dhammacakka, Dhamma-cakka: 1 definition
Dhammacakka 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.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Dhammacakka refers to: the perfection or supreme harmony of righteousness (see details under cakka), always in phrase dhcakkaṃ pavatteti (of the Buddha) “to proclaim or inaugurate the perfect state or ideal of universal righteousness” Vin.I, 8=M.I, 171; Vin.I, 11; S.I, 191; III, 86; Sn.556, 693; Miln.20, 343; DhA.I, 4; VvA.165; PvA.2, 67 etc.; besides this also in simile at S.I, 33 of the car of righteousness;
Note: dhammacakka is a Pali compound consisting of the words dhamma and cakka.
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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Full-text: Wheel Of The Law, Dharmacakra, Anupravartaka, Pavattita, Pavara, Dhammacakkika, Cakka, Khallika, Appativattiya, Dathadhatughara, Ekabbohara, Kevalin, Sirimeghavanna, Sahadharma, Vajirapani, Benares.
Search found 16 books and stories containing Dhammacakka, Dhamma-cakka; (plurals include: Dhammacakkas, cakkas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 16 - Notes on the Dhammacakka-pavattana Sutta < [Chapter 42 - The Dhamma Ratanā]
The Four Avijahitaṭṭhāna (Four Sacred Places) < [Chapter 25 - The Buddha’s Seventh Vassa]
Part 3 - The Buddha proceeding to Migadaya < [Chapter 9 - The Buddha Reflecting Deeply on the Profundity of the Dhamma]
The Buddha (by Piyadassi Thera)
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on Biography of the thera Dhammacakkika < [Chapter 4 - Kuṇḍadhānavagga (section on Kuṇḍadhāna)]
Commentary on the Biography of the thera Aññāsi Koṇḍañña < [Chapter 1 - Buddhavagga (Buddha section)]
Buddha finds disciples and starts his order < [Part 3 - Discourse on proximate preface (santike-nidāna)]
Buddha Desana (by Sayadaw U Pannadipa)
The Dawn of the Dhamma (by Sucitto Bhikkhu)
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)