Kammannata, Kammaññatā: 5 definitions


Kammannata 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Kammannata in Theravada glossary
Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Part of the Sobhana Cetasikas. Fourth set is kammannata. They are cittakammannata and kayakammannata. Cittakammannata is adaptability or wieldiness of citta and kayakammannata is for cetasikas. They arise together and work together in the same citta with the same arammana. They help citta and cetasikas to agree with other cetasikas and adapt to all.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'adaptability', i.e. of

  • corporeality (rūpassa; s. khandha, Summary I),

  • mental factors (kāya), and of

  • consciousness (citta); cf. Tab. II.

Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas


context information

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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kammannata in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kammaññatā : (f.) readiness; workableness; fitness.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kammaññatā, (f.) (abstr. fr. prec. ) workableness, adaptability, readiness, appl. to the wood of the sandal tree (in simile) A. I, 9; said of kāya and citta in connection with kammaññattaṃ k°bhāvo k°mudutā: Dhs. 46, 47=326=641=730; cp. Dhs. 585; similar Bdhd 16, 20, 71; DhsA. 136, 151 (=kammasādutā) unworkableness, inertness, unwieldiness, sluggishness Miln. 300; Nett 86, 108, cp. Dhs. 1156, 1236; DhsA. 255; explained as cittagelaññaṃ DhsA. 377; as cetaso līnattaṃ Vbh. 373. (Page 194)

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context information

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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