Kukkucca; 6 Definition(s)

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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N (Doubt).

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

Part of the Dosa Team.

Wory;

Kukkucca is also a dosa related cetasika. This cetasika arises when one becomes noticed that he or she did not do good deeds when there was conditions that favoured the good actions or another way is that he or she becomes noticed that bad things were done and now they are thinking that it would be better if they had not done those bad things. There arises nothing good in thinking so but just dosa and kukkucca which are akusala cetasikas and akusala citta will thus be proliferating as long as they are thinking back in the stated way.

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

lit. 'wrongly-performed-ness' (ku+krta+ya),

i.e. scruples, remorse, uneasiness of conscience, worry, is one of the karmically unwholesome (akusala) mental faculties (Tab. II) which, whenever it arises, is associated with hateful (discontented) consciousness (Tab. I and III, 30, 31).

It is the 'repentance over wrong things done, and right things neglected' (Com. to A. I).

Restlessness and scruples (uddhacca-kukkucca), combined, are counted as one of the 5 mental hindrances (nīvarana).

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

regret;

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

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kukkucca : (nt.) remorse; scruple; worry.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Kukkucca, (kud-kicca) 1. bad doing, misconduct, bad character. Def. kucchitaṃ kataṃ kukataṃ tassa bhāvo kukkuccaṃ Vism. 470 & Bdhd 24;— Various explanations in Nd2 on Sn. 1106=Dhs. 1160, in its literal sense it is bad behaviour with hands and feet (hattha-pada°) J. I, 119=DA. I, 42 (in combination with ukkāsita & khipitasadda); hattha° alone J. II, 142.—2. remorse, scruple, worry. In this sense often with vippaṭissāra; and in conn. w. uddhacca it is the fourth of the five nīvaraṇas (q. v.) Vin. I, 49; IV, 70; D. I, 246; S. I, 99; M. I, 437; A. I, 134=Sn. 1106; A. I, 282; Sn. 925; Nd2 379; DhA. III, 483; IV, 88; Sdhp. 459; Bdhd 96.—na kiñci k°ṃ na koci vippaṭissāreti “has nobody any remorse?” S. III, 120=IV. 46. The dispelling of scrupulousness is one of the duties and virtues of a muni: k°ṃ vinodetuṃ A. V, 72; k. pahāya D. I, 71=A. II, 210=Pug. 59; chinnakukkucca (adj.) free from remorse M. I, 108; khīṇāsava k°-vūpasanta S. I, 167=Sn. 82.—akukkucca (adj.) free from worry, having no remorse Sn. 850. Kukkuccaṃ kurute (c. Gen.) to be scrupulous about J. I, 377; kariṃsu DhA. IV, 88; cp. kukkuccaṃ āpajjati (expl. by saṅkati) J. III, 66. (Page 218)

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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