Pacittiya, aka: Pācittiya; 3 Definition(s)


Pacittiya 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)

[Pacittiya in Theravada glossaries]

One of the two main divisions of the Sutta Vibhanga of the Vinaya Pitaka. It contains Vinaya rules connected with the Patimokkha, the violation of which can be expiated in some way.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

M Fault due to a bhikkhus negligence that can be purified by means of the desana. There are 92 pacittiyas.

See also: The 92 pacittiyas

(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

[Pacittiya in Pali glossaries]

Pācittiya, (adj.) (most likely prāk+citta+ika, i.e. of the nature of directing one’s mind upon, cp. pabbhāra= *prāg+bhāra. So expld also by S. Lévi J. As. X. 20, p. 506. Geiger, P. Gr. § 27, n. 1 inclines to etym. prāyaś+cittaka) requiring expiation, expiatory Vin. I, 172, 176; II, 242, 306 sq.; IV, 1 sq. , 258 sq.; A. II, 242 (dhamma); Vism. 22.—It is also the name of one of the books of the Vinaya (ed. Oldenberg, vol. IV.). See on term Vin. Texts I. 18, 32, 245. (Page 450)

(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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