Kammanta, Kammamta: 5 definitions


Kammanta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

F (Action).

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

-: 'right action'; s. magga.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: 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.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Kammaṃta (कम्मंत) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Karmānta.

2) Kammaṃta (कम्मंत) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kurvat.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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