Kayagantha, aka: Kāyagantha, Kaya-gantha; 4 Definition(s)

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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the bodily tie; One of the four Ganthas;

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

bodily tie; Composed of Kaya (body) and Gantha (tie); A term used instead of Gantha for indicating another groups of defilements.

There are four kayaganthas, “bodily ties":

  1. the bodily tie of covetousness (abhijjha kayagantha)
  2. the bodily tie of ill-will (vyapada kayagantha)
  3. the bodily tie of clinging to rules and rituals or wrong practice (silabbata paramasa kayagantha)
  4. the bodily tie of dogmatism (idam-saccabhinivesa kayagantha)
Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas
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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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Pali-English dictionary

Kayagantha in Pali glossary... « previous · [K] · next »

kāyagantha : (m.) bodily fetter.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Kāyagantha:—Bodily tie or fetter (binding one to saṃsāra), of which there are four: abhijjhā, byāpāda, sīlabbata-parāmāsa, idaṃ-saccâbhinivesa D. III, 230= S. V, 59=Dhs. 1135=Vbh. 374; cp. Mrs. Rh. D. , Dhs. trsl. p. 304;

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Kāyagantha refers to: bodily tie or fetter (binding one to saṃsāra), of which there are four: abhijjhā, byāpāda, sīlabbata-parāmāsa, idaṃ-saccâbhinivesa D. III, 230= S. V, 59=Dhs. 1135=Vbh. 374; cp. Mrs. Rh. D. , Dhs. trsl. p. 304;—gandha spelling for °gantha at Nett 115‹-› 119;

Note: kāyagantha is a Pali compound consisting of the words kāya and gantha.

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