Paccayakara, Paccayākāra, Paccaya-akara: 3 definitions
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: A manual of Abhidhamma
Pali for 'causal genesis';
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 dictionarySource: 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.
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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