Kantakapassaya, Kaṇtakāpassaya, Kaṇṭakāpassaya, Kantaka-apassaya: 2 definitions



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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kaṇtakāpassaya : ((kaṇtaka + apssaya) m.) a bed made of an out-stretched skin, under which are iron spikes or thorns.

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

Kaṇṭakāpassaya refers to: (=kaṇṭak’apāśraya) a bed made of an outstretched skin, under which are placed thorns or iron spikes; to lie or stand on such is a practice of certain naked ascetics D. I, 167=M. I, 78≈.

Note: kaṇṭakāpassaya is a Pali compound consisting of the words kaṇṭaka and apassaya.

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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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