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

Nikkamati, (Sk. niṣkramati, nis+kamati, see also nikkhamati & nekkhamma) to go out, to go forth; in fig. meaning: to leave behind lust, evil & the world, to get rid of “kāma” (craving), to show right exertion & strength Miln. 245 (+arabhati)+S. I, 156 (kkh). (Page 352)

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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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