Nesajjika: 3 definitions



Nesajjika 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.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Dhamma Dana: The 13 Ascetic Practices of Buddhist Monks

One of the Thirteen Dhutaygas.

The Pali term "nesajjika" means "the one who has the habit to be seated".

"nissida" = "sitting posture"

The bhikkhu who takes up the habit to renounce to the lying posture, only adopting sitting, standing and walking postures, is called a "nesajjika". When this practice is conveniently done, with constancy and diligence, with the determination of not breaking it, we say that there is "nesajjikayga " (state of mind arising out of renunciation to the lying posture).

According to restrictions, there do exist three kinds of practitioners of the nesajjika dhutayga:

  1. ukkattha nesajjika, the noble practitioner of the nesajjika dhutayga
  2. majjhima nesajjika, the intermediate practitioner of the nesajjika dhutayga
  3. mudu nesajjika, the ordinary practitioner of the nesajjika dhutayga

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nesajjika in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nesajjika : (adj.) remaining in a sitting position.

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

Nesajjika, (adj.) (fr. nisajjā) being & remaining in a sitting position (as an ascetic practice) A. III, 220; Th. 1, 904, 1120; Nd2 587; J. IV, 8; Pug. 69; Vism. 79; Miln. 20, 342. The n-°aṅga is one of the dhūtaṅga-precepts, enjoining the sitting posture also for sleeping, see Vin. V, 193, Vism. 61, & dhūtaṅga. (Page 378)

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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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