Kammabhava, Kammabhāva: 2 definitions
Kammabhava 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)Source: Buddhist Information: A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada
Kammabhava means the kamma that leads to rebirth. The Buddha describes it as the punnabhi, apunnabhi and anenjabhi sankharas that lead to lower sensual world or the higher material and immaterial worlds. He also identifies kammabhava with all kammas that give rise to new existence.
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).
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
kammabhāva : (m.) readiness; workableness; fitness.
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 Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)
Chapter 2 - Kammabhava < [Part 8]
Chapter 3 - Five Causes In The Past < [Part 9]
The Doctrine of Paticcasamuppada (by U Than Daing)
The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)
Buddha Desana (by Sayadaw U Pannadipa)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 10 - Mahāvajira Insight Knowledge (Vipassanā-ñāṇa) < [Chapter 7 - The Attainment of Buddhahood]
Part 11 - Dependent Origination: Paṭiccasamuppāda < [Chapter 42 - The Dhamma Ratanā]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 4 - The Doctrine of Causal Connection of early Buddhism < [Chapter V - Buddhist Philosophy]