Paccayakara, Paccayākāra, Paccaya-akara: 3 definitions

Introduction

Paccayakara 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: A manual of Abhidhamma

Pali for 'causal genesis';

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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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

paccayākāra : (m.) the mode of causes; the causal genesis.

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

Paccayākāra refers to: the mode of causes, i.e. the Paṭiccasamuppāda DhsA. 2, 3; VbhA. 130 sq. (cp. Vism. 522 sq.). (Page 384)

Note: paccayākāra is a Pali compound consisting of the words paccaya and ākāra.

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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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