Katakalyana, Katakalyāṇa, Kata-kalyana: 2 definitions



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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

katakalyāṇa : (adj.) one who has done good deeds.

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

Katakalyāṇa refers to: in passage kata-kalyāno kata-kusalo katabhīruttāṇo akata-pāpo akata-luddho (luddo) (: °thaddho It) akata-kibbiso having done good, of good character, etc. A. II, 174=Vin. III, 72=It. 25=DhsA. 383; PvA. 174; also Pass. to whom something good has been done J. I, 137; III, 12; Pv. II, 99; akata-kalyāṇa a man of bad actions It. 25; Pv. II, 79.

Note: katakalyāṇa is a Pali compound consisting of the words kata and kalyāṇa.

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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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