Miccha, Micchā: 3 definitions


Miccha 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: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

M (Fact to be mistaken).

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

micchā : (ind.) untruth; falsehood; false; wrongly; wrong.

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

Micchā, (adv.) (Sk. mithyā, cp. Vedic mithaḥ interchanging, separate, opposite, contrary (opp. sa’yak together: see samma); mithū wrongly; see also mithu) wrongly, in a wrong way, wrong-, false Sn. 438 (laddho yaso), 815 (paṭipajjati leads a wrong course of life, almost syn. with anariyaṃ. Illustrated by “pāṇaṃ hanati, adinnaṃ ādiyati, sandhiṃ chindati, nillopaṃ harati, ekāgārikaṃ karoti, paripanthe tiṭṭhati, paradāraṃ gacchati, musā bhaṇati” at Nd1 144); VbhA. 513 (°ñāṇa, °vimutti). —micchā° often in same combinations as sammā°, with which contrasted, e.g. with the 8 parts of (an-) ariya-magga, viz. °diṭṭhi (wrong) views (D. III, 52, 70 sq. , 76, 111, 246, 269, 287, 290, Dh. 167, 316 sq.; Pug. 39; Vism. 469 (def.) PvA. 27, 42, 54, 67; cp. °ka one who holds wrong views D. III, 45, 48, 264; Vism. 426); °saṅkappa aspiration (D. III, 254, 287, 290 sq. , Dh. 11); °vācā speech (ibid.); °kammanta conduct (ibid.); °ājīva living (D. III, 176 sq. , 254, 290; A. II, 53, 240, 270, IV. 82); °vāyāma effort (D. III, 254, 287, 290 sq.); °sati mindfulness (ibid.); °samādhi concentration (ibid.); see magga 2, and cp. the following:

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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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