Kayakarman, aka: Kāyakarman, Kaya-karman; 1 Definition(s)

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Kāyakarman (कायकर्मन्) or Kāyakarmapatha refers to the “paths of bodily action”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—The paths of bodily action (kāyakarman-patha) are three in number: abstaining (virati) from murder (prāṇātipāta), theft (adattādāna), and wrongful sexual relations (kāmamithyācāra). It can also be spelled as Kāyakarma.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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