Nikkama, Nikkāma: 2 definitions



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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nikkāma : (adj.) without craving or lust. || nikkāma

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

Nikkama, (n. -adj.) (Sk. niṣkrama; nis+kama) exertion, strength, endurance. The orig. meaning of “going forth” is quite obliterated by the fig. meaning (cp. nikkhamati & nekkhamma) A. I, 4; III, 214; Vv 187 (=viriya VvA. 96); Dhs. 13, 22, 219, 571; Vism. 132; Miln. 244 (+ārambha).—(adj.) strong in (-°), enduring, exerting oneself S. I, 194 (tibba°); V, 66, 104 sq.; Sn. 68 (daḷha°, cp. Nd2 under padhānavā), 542 (sacca°). (Page 352)

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Nikkāma, (adj.) (Sk. niṣkāma, nis+kāma) without craving or lust, desireless Sn. 1131 (=akāmakāmin Nd2 340; pahīnakāma SnA 605 with v. l. : nikkāma). Cp. next. (Page 353)

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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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