Kilissati: 2 definitions


Kilissati 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.

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kilissati : (kilis + ya) becomes soiled or stained; is impure.

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

Kilissati, (Sk. kliśyati=kliś or śliṣ to adhere, cp. P. kheḷa and silesuma or semha, Sk. śleṣma, slime. Same root as Gr. lei/mac snail; Ags. slīm slime. Another, specifically Pali, meaning is that of going bad, being vexed, with ref. to a heated state. This lies at the bottom of the Dhtp. (445) & Dhtm. (686) explanation by upatāpe. ) 1. to get wet, soiled or stained, to dirty oneself, be impure It. 76 (of clothes, in the passing away of a deva); Th. 1, 954 (kilisissanti, for kilissanti); Ps. I, 130. Kilisseyya Dh. 158 (explained as nindaṃ labhati) to do wrong. Cp. pari°. (Page 216)

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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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