Kayakamma, aka: Kaya-kamma, Kāyakamma; 4 Definition(s)

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Kayakamma 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Part of Three Kamma Doors

kayakamma ( through body action )

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

'bodily action'; s. karma, kammapatha.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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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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kāyakamma : (nt.) bodily action.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Kāyakamma:—“bodily action, ” deed performed by the body in contradistinction to deeds by speech or thought (see above) D. I, 250; III, 191, 245, 279; M. I, 415; III, 206; A. I, 104; III, 6, 9, 141 sq.; V, 289; Th. 2, 277; Ps. II, 195; Dhs. 981, 1006; Vbh. 208, 321, 366; Pug. 41; Bdhd 69; DhsA. 68, 77, 344. 

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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Kāyastha.—(EI 24; ASLV; HD), a clerk; explained by some as ‘a registrar’ (EI 31); a scribe or w...
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Pratikaya
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Kayadhatu
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Kayaklesha
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