Mental Action; 1 Definition(s)


Mental Action 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)

Mental Action in Theravada glossary... « previous · [M] · next »

mano-kamma; s. karma.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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).

Discover the meaning of mental action in the context of Theravada from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 1881 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Samma Kammanta
Right Action relates to seeing how what we do is beneficial or harmful to ourselves and othe...
Karma (कर्म, “action”) is the third category (padārtha), in the Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika philosophy. Aft...
Mental Image
mental: s. nimitta, samādhi, kasina. -- or -- s. nimitta, kasina, samādhi. -- or -- s. nimitta,...
Sensorial Impression
sensorial or mental: phassa.
Mental Bondages
mental: cetaso vinibandha.
Mental Factors
mental: s. cetasika. - F. of absorption, s. jhāna - F. of enlightenment, s. bojjhanga.
Mental Obduracy
Meritorious Action
s. puñña, puñña-kiriya-vatthu.
Bodily Action
(wholesome or unwholesome); s. karma, karma formations - Right b.a. = sammā-kammanta; s. magga.
Verbal Action
vacī-kamma; s. karma.
Mental Formation
sankhāra. s. Tab. II.
Mental Function
citta-sankhāra; s. sankhāra (2).
Five Mental Obduracies
the 5 mental: ceto-khila.
Course Of Action
(wholesome or unwholesome): kamma-patha.
Balance Of Mental Faculties
indriya samatta.

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: