Pakatisila, Pakatisīla, Pakati-sila: 3 definitions


Pakatisila 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

'natural or genuine morality', is distinct from those outward rules of conduct laid down for either laymen or monks. Those later are the so-called 'prescribed morality' (paññāttisīla). Cf. sīla.

context information

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

pakatisīla : (nt.) natural virtue.

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

Pakatisīla refers to: natural or proper virtue DA. I, 290. (Page 379)

Note: pakatisīla is a Pali compound consisting of the words pakati and sīla.

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context information

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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