Dhammata, Dhammatā: 6 definitions
Dhammata means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
F (nature (of a thing)).
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
dhammatā : (f.) a general rule; nature.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Dhammatā, (f.) (Sk. dharmitā) conformity to the Dhammaniyāma (see niyāma), fitness, propriety; a general rule, higher law, cosmic law, general practice, regular phenomenon, usual habit; often used in the sense of a finite verb: it is a rule, it is proper, one should expect S.I, 140 (Buddhānaṃ dh. the law of the B.’s i.e. as one is wont to expect of the B.s), 215 (su°); IV, 216 sq. (khaya° etc.); D.II, 12; A.II, 36 (kusala°); V, 46; Th.1, 712; J.I, 245; II, 128; Nett 21, 50, cp. Miln.179; PvA.19; VvA.7. See also AvŚ Index. (Page 339)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dhammaṭa (धम्मट):—m. Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 2 - The request of Sahampati Brahmā < [Chapter 9 - The Buddha Reflecting Deeply on the Profundity of the Dhamma]
Part 1 - Reflections on the profundity of the Dhamma < [Chapter 9 - The Buddha Reflecting Deeply on the Profundity of the Dhamma]
Part 2 - The Five Great Dreams of the Bodhisatta < [Chapter 7 - The Attainment of Buddhahood]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 1 - Explanation of the word ‘evam’ < [Chapter II - Evam Mayā Śrutam Ekasmin Samaye]
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Birth of Prince Siddhartha, the Future Gotama Buddha < [Part 2 - Discourse on the non-remote preface (avidūre-nidāna)]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)