Kamatanha, aka: Kama-tanha, Kāmataṇhā; 4 Definition(s)
Kamatanha 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)
'sensuous craving'; s. tanhā.Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
sensuous craving; Kama-tanha is craving for the sense-objects which are experienced through the six doors.Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
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).
General definition (in Buddhism)
Kama-tanha (sense-craving) is described as follows:
1) Pali: kāma-taṇhā
2) Also referred to as craving for "sensuality" or "sensual pleasures"
3) This is a craving for sense objects which provide pleasant feeling, or craving for sensory pleasures.
4) Walpola Rahula states that tanha includes not only desire for sense-pleasures, wealth and power, but also "desire for, and attachment to, ideas and ideals, views, opinions, theories, conceptions and beliefs (dhamma-taṇhā)."
Languages of India and abroad
kāmataṇhā : (f.) thirst after sensual pleasure.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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