Okasa, aka: Okāsa; 3 Definition(s)

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Okasa 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)

M (Sphere of existence).

(Source): Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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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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Pali-English dictionary

okāsa : (m.) room; open space; chance; permission.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Okāsa, (ava + kāś to shine) — 1. lit. “visibility”, (visible) space as geometrical term, open space, atmosphere, air as space D. I, 34 (ananto okāso); Vism. 184 (with disā & pariccheda), 243 (id.); PvA. 14 (okāsaṃ pharitvā permeating the atmosphere). This meaning is more pronounced in ākāsa.—2. “visibility”, i.e. appearance, as adj. looking like, appearing. This meaning closely resembles & often passes over into meaning 3, e.g. katokāsa kamma when the k. makes its appearance = when its chance or opportunity arises PvA. 63; okāsaṃ deti to give one’s appearance, i.e. to let any one see, to be seen by (Dat.) PvA. 19.—3. occasion, chance, opportunity, permission, consent, leave A. I, 253; IV, 449; J. IV, 413 (vātassa o. natthi the wind has no access); SnA 547.—In this meaning freq. in combn. with foll. verbs: (a) okāsaṃ karoti to give permission, to admit, allow; to give a chance or opportunity, freq. with pañhassa veyyā-karaṇāya (to ask a question), e.g. D. I, 51, 205; M. II, 142; S IV 57. ‹-› Vin. I, 114, 170; Nd1 487; PvA. 222.—Caus. °ṃ karoti Vin. II, 5, 6, 276; Caus. II. °ṃ kārāpeti Vin. I, 114, 170. ‹-› katokāsa given permission (to speak), admitted in audience, granted leave Sn. 1031; VvA. 65 (raññā); anokāsakata without having got permission Vin. I, 114.—(b) okāsaṃ yācati to ask permission M. II, 123.—(c) okāsaṃ deti to give permission, to consent, give room J. II, 3; VvA. 138. ‹-› (d) with bhū: anokāsa-bhāva want of opportunity Sdhp. 15; anokāsa-bhūta not giving (lit. becoming) an opportunity SnA 573. Elliptically for o. detha Yogāvacara’s Man. 4 etc.

—âdhigama finding an opportunity D. II, 214 sq.; A. IV, 449. —kamma giving opportunity or permission Sn. p. 94 (°kata allowed); Pv IV. 111 (°ṃ karoti to give permission). —matta permission Sn. p. 94. —loka the visible world (= manussa-loka) Vism. 205; VvA. 29. (Page 163)

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