Pamada, aka: Pamadā, Pamāda; 3 Definition(s)

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Pamada 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

General definition (in Buddhism)

Pamāda (“recklesness”) in Buddhism refers to one of the sixteen upakilesa (subtle defilements).

Source: Google Books: The Fruits of True Monkhood

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Pali-English dictionary

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pamadā : (f.) a woman. || pamāda (m.) negligence; indolence; remissness; carelessness.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Pamāda, (cp. Vedic pramāda, pa+mad) carelessness, negligence, indolence, remissness D. I, 6 (jūta°, see DA. I, 85); III, 42 sq. , 236; M. I, 151; S. I, 18, 20, 25, 146, 216; II, 43, 193; IV, 78, 263; V, 170, 397; A. I, 212 (surāmerayamajja°)=S. II, 69; A. I, 16 sq.; II, 40; III, 6, 421, 449; IV, 195, 294, 350; V, 310, 361; Sn. 156, 157 (gloss pamadā, cp. SnA 203), 334, 942, 1033; Dh. 21, 30 sq. , 167 (=satiossagga-lakkhaṇa p. DhA. III, 163), 241, 371; Th. 1, 1245=S. I, 193; It. 86; Nd1 423=Nd2 405; Ps. II, 8 sq. , 169 sq. , 197; Pug. 11, 12; Nett 13, 41; Miln. 289 (māna atimāna mada+); SnA 339 (=sati-vippavāsa); DhA. I, 228; PvA. 16 (pamādena out of carelessness); Sdhp. 600.—appamāda earnestness, vigilance, zeal D. III, 236; S. I, 158; II, 29; Dh. 21.

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Pamadā, (f.) (Classical Sk. pramadā, fr. pra+mad, cp. pamāda) a young (wanton) woman, a woman Sn. 156, 157 (gloss for pamāda cp. SnA 203); J. III, 442 (marapamadānaṃ issaro; v. l. samuddā), 530 (v. l. pamuda, pamoda). (Page 416)

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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