Manokamma, Mano-kamma: 3 definitions



Manokamma 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)

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Part of Three Kamma Doors

manokamma ( through mind activities )

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

manokamma : (nt.) mental action.

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

Manokamma refers to: work of the mind, mental action, associated with kāyakamma (bodily action) and vacī° (vocal action) A. I, 32, 104; Pug. 41; Dhs. 981 (where omitted in text).

Note: manokamma is a Pali compound consisting of the words mano and kamma.

Pali book cover
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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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