Kamavacara, Kama-avacara: 9 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Kamavachara.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
Kamavacara means frequently arising in kama bhumi or sensual sphere.
- Kama means sensual things that are related to 5 sense doors.
- Avacara means arising frequently.
See Kamavacara CittasSource: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
'sensuous sphere'; s. avacara.Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
sensuous plane; sense-sphere;
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).
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Kām-āvacara.—(IA 10), Buddhist; belonging to the domain of sensual pleasure. Note: kām-āvacara is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Kāmāvacara (कामावचर).—m. (rarely f., see below; = Pali id.; compare -avàcara), dwelling in the kāma-dhātu or the realm of desire, epithet of a group (regularly six; ṣaṭ-kāmāvacarā devāḥ Dharmasaṃgraha 127; Lalitavistara 290.2) of classes of gods (for list see s.v. deva): Lalitavistara 30.5; 59.17 (they are kāmadhātu-stha 59.11); 83.6 (read °cara-deve°); 99.8; 273.16; 290.2; 300.3; 302.5 (here a list of some of their ‘overlords’); 369.12; 413.5; Divyāvadāna 140.18; 203.11; 327.29; Mahāvastu i.159.6; 209.6 = ii.11.13; i.265.18; ii.2.8; iii.223.8; Mahāvyutpatti 6895; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 10.3; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa [Page177-b+ 71] 69.8; Gaṇḍavyūha 121.22; Bodhisattvabhūmi 295.23; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 30.13; °vacarā apsaraso Lalitavistara 353.9; seemingly used in a broader sense (as also in Pali) to refer to any beings ‘subject to desires’ Mahāvyutpatti 2154.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kāmāvacara (कामावचर):—[from kāma] m. [plural] the spheres or worlds of desire (six in number, also called devaloka, q.v.), [Buddhist literature]
2) [v.s. ...] the gods or inhabitants of the worlds of desire (1. cāturmahārāja-kāyikās; 2. trāyastriṃśās; 3. tuṣitās; 4. yāmās; 5. nirmāṇa-ratayas; 6. paranirmitavaśa-vartinas), [ib.]
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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.
Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kāmāvacara refers to: “having its province in kāma, ” belonging to the realm of sensuous pleasures. This term applies to the eleven grades of beings who are still under the influence of sensual desires and pleasures, as well as to all thoughts and conditions arising in this sphere of sensuous experience D. I, 34 (of the soul, explained DA. 120: cha k°-devapariyāpanna); J. I, 47; Dhs. 1, 431; Ps. 1, 84, 85, 101; Vbh. 324; Vism. 88, 372, 452 (rūpa°, arūpa°, lokuttara), 493 (of indriyas), 574; PvA. 138.—kamma an action causing rebirth in the six kāma-worlds Dhs. 414, 418, 431;—devatā PvA. 138 (+brahmādevatā) and —devā the gods of the pleasure-heavens J. I, 47; V, 5; VI, 99; Vism. 392; or of the kāmâvacara-devaloka J. VI, 586, —bhūmi and —loka the plane or world of kāma Ps. I, 83; J. VI, 99; see also avacara;
Note: kāmāvacara is a Pali compound consisting of the words kāma and avacara.
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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A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
The Four Classes Of Consciousness < [Chapter I - Different Types of Consciousness]
Beautiful Consciousness of the Sensuous Sphere < [Chapter I - Different Types of Consciousness]
Classification of Matter < [Chapter VI - Analysis of Matter]
A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)
Chapter 17 - Cittas Of The Sense-sphere < [Part 2 - Citta]
Appendix 1 - To Citta < [Appendix]
Chapter 20 - Associated Dhammas < [Part 2 - Citta]
Patthana Dhamma (by Htoo Naing)
Cetasikas (by Nina van Gorkom)
Appendix 8 - Appendix To Chapter 31 < [Appendix And Glossary]
Appendix 1 - Appendix To Chapter 2 < [Appendix And Glossary]
Appendix 3 - Appendix To Chapter 8 < [Appendix And Glossary]
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