Manatta, aka: Mānatta; 2 Definition(s)


Manatta 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)

N (Consideration). Practice designed for rehabilitation back to respect a bhikkhu who has committed a sanghadisesa.

The manatta is only practised by bhikkhus who have announced a sanghadisesa that they committed the very same day. The manatta does unfold on a six days period. During this period, the bhikkhu who gets purified from his fault, does undergo thirteen punishments.

See also: The practice of the manatta

(Source): Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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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).

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Mānatta, (nt.) (a doubtful word, prob. corrupted out of something else, maybe omānatta, if taken as der. fr. māna1. If however taken as belonging to māna2 as an abstr. der. , it might be expld as “measuring, taking measures, ” which suits the context better. The BSk. form is still more puzzling, viz. mānāpya “something pleasant”: Mvyut § 265) a sort of penance, attached to the commission of a saṅghādisesa offence DhsA. 399 (+parivāsa). °ṃ deti to inflict penance on somebody Vin. II, 7 (+parivāsaṃ deti); IV, 225. mānatt’âraha deserving penance Vin. II, 55, 162 (parivāsika+). See on term Vin. Texts II. 397. (Page 528)

(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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