Kiriya Citta: 2 definitions



Kiriya Citta 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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Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Part of Ahetuka Cittas.

There are 3 ahetuka kiriya cittas. They are

  1. upekkha sahagatam pancadvaravajjana citta
  2. upekkha sahagatam manodvaravajjana citta
  3. somanassa sahagatam hasituppada citta

Kiriya cittas are just performance and they do not have any kammic force.

Source: Dhamma Study: Introduction to the Dhamma

Inoperative consciousness.

See Citta.

context information

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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