Nilakasina, Nīlakasiṇa, Nīlakasina, Nila-kasina: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Nilakasina 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'blue-kasina exercise' s. kasina.

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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

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

nīlakasiṇa : (nt.) a blue disk used for meditation.

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

Nīlakasiṇa refers to: the “blue” kasiṇa (q. v.) D. III, 248; Dhs. 203; (Vam 172 etc.;

Note: nīlakasiṇa is a Pali compound consisting of the words nīla and kasiṇa.

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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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