Living Being: 1 definition
Living Being 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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: BuddhaSasana: What is Buddhism? - book cover What is Buddhism?
Living Being.—The Buddha taught that there is no soul, no essential and permanent core to a living being. Instead, that which we call a living being, human or other, can be seen to be but a temporary coming together of many activities and parts - when complete it is called a living being, but after the parts separate and the activities cease it is not called a living being anymore.
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Partial matches: Being.
Full-text (+1871): Jiva, Jantu, Pranin, Satva, Nityapralaya, Prana, Jivin, Bhavin, Jivaloka, Maitri, Samutthita, Viparyasta, Viparyasa, Paryavasthana, Jana, Caturindriya, Bhava, Abhutaparikalpa, Avidya, Buddhi.
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Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Part 1 - On self-created misery < [Chapter 2]
Part 7 - Karma bondage of the soul < [Chapter 10]
Part 2 - Acquisition of matter—by cloth and by soul < [Chapter 3]
Vipassana Meditation (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 6.39 < [Section VI - Procedure of going forth as a Wandering Mendicant]
Verse 8.295 < [Section XLII - Assaults]
Verse 3.72 < [Section VII - Duties of the Householder]
Dhammapada (Illustrated) (by Ven. Weagoda Sarada Maha Thero)
Verse 270 - The Story of a Fisherman Named Ariya < [Chapter 19 - Dhammaṭṭha Vagga (Established in Dhamma)]
Verse 28 - The Story of Monk Mahākassapa < [Chapter 2 - Appamāda Vagga (Heedfulness)]
Verse 240 - The Story of Venerable Tissa < [Chapter 18 - Mala Vagga (Impurities)]
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 7.13 - Definition of hiṃsā (injury) < [Chapter 7 - The Five Vows]
Verse 6.12 - The nature of Pleasant-feeling Karmas < [Chapter 6 - Influx of Karmas]
Verse 7.11 - The observances of Benevolence, Joy, Compassion and Tolerance < [Chapter 7 - The Five Vows]
Vipassana Meditation Course (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)