Kammanta: 4 definitions
Kammanta 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: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
F (Action).Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
-: 'right action'; s. magga.
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
kammanta : (nt.) work; business.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kammanta, (Sk. karmānta; kamma+anta, cp. anta 14. ) 1. doing, acting, working; work, business, occupation, profession. paṭicchanna° of secret acting Sn. 127= Vbh. 357; as being punished in Niraya A. I, 60; S. IV, 180; as occupation esp. in pl. kammantā: S. V, 45=135; DhA. I, 42 (kammantā nappavattanti, no business proceeds, all occupations are at a standstill); anākula° Sn. 262=Kh V. 5; abbhantarā k° uṇṇā ti vā, kappāsā ti vā as housework, falling to the share of the wife A. III, 37=IV. 365; khetta° occupation in the field A. III, 77; see also D. I, 71; M. III, 7; S. I, 204; Miln. 9, 33; and below; as place of occupation: Sn. p. 13, PvA. 62. Phrases: °ṃ adhiṭṭhāti to look after the business A. I, 115; PvA. 141; jahati give up the occupation S. IV, 324; PvA. 133; °ṃ payojeti to do or carry on business D. I, 71; II, 175; III, 66, 95; A. III, 57; °ṃ pavatteti to set a business on foot PvA. 42 (and vicāreti: PvA. 93); °ṃ saṃvidahati to provide with work A. IV, 269=272. Mhvs VI, 16.—2. deed, action in ethical sense= kamma, character, etc., Kh 136 (k°=kamma); pāpa° doing wrong Pv IV. 81; IV, 161; J. VI, 104 (opp. puñña°); as specified by kāya° vacī °mano° A. V, 292 sq.; VvA. 130 (in parisuddha-kāya-kammantatā); dhammikā k°ā M. II, 191; ākiṇṇa-k° (evam-) of such character S. I, 204; kurūra-k° (adj.) of cruel character A. III, 383=Pug. 56 (in def. of puggalo orabbhiko); sammā° of right doing, opp. micchā°, as constituting one element of character as pertaining to “Magga” (: q. v.) D. II, 216; S. II, 168; V, 1; A. III, 411; Bdhd 135; expl. as kāya-kamma (=sīla 1—3) at S. V, 9=Vbh. 105; Vbh. 235; as kāya-duccaritehi ārati virati ... Vbh. 106.
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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Full-text (+15): Karma, Bodily Action, Virati Cetasikas, Kammantadhitthayika, Khettakammanta, Adhitthayaka, Kammantabheri, Kammantika, Kammantadasa, Kammantasampada, Paticchannakammanta, Kammantavipatti, Prasiddhakarmanta, Samma Kammanta, Kammantasamvidhana, Kammantatthana, Kayakammanta, Samma Vaca, Kurura, Adhitthita.
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Vipassana Meditation Course (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Factor 12-14 - The three abstinences (samma vaca (right speech), samma kammanta (right action), samma ajiva (right livelihood)) < [Chapter 3 - On kusala cetasikas (wholesome mental factors)]
The Four Noble Truths (by Ajahn Sumedho)
Vipassana Meditation (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
Part 7 - Realization Of The Noble Truths < [Chapter 1 - Happiness Through Right Understanding]
Patthana Dhamma (by Htoo Naing)
Fundamentals of Vipassana Meditation (by Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw)