Pamatta, aka: Pamaṭṭa; 3 Definition(s)

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Pamatta 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)

Fifteen kappas ago there were eight kings of this name all previous births of Saparivariya Thera. v.l. Samatta, Somagga. Ap.i.172.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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pamatta : (pp. of pamajjati) become intoxicated; was clearless, slothful or negligent; neglected; (n.) a negligent person.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Pamatta, (pp. of pamajjati) slothful, indolent, indifferent, careless, negligent D. III, 190; S. I, 61=204; A. I, 11, 139; IV, 319; V, 146; Sn. 57, 70, 329 sq. , 399, 1121; Dh. 19, 21, 29, 292, 309 (=sati-vossaggena samannāgata DhA. III, 482), 371; Nd2 404; PvA. 276 (quot. °ṃ ativattati). appamatta diligent, careful, eager, mindful S. I, 4, 140, 157; A. V, 148; Th. 1, 1245; Pv IV. 138; PvA. 66 (dānaṃ detha etc.), 219, 278. See also appamatta2.

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Pamaṭṭa, in cpd. luñcita-pamaṭṭā kapotī viya (simile for a woman who has lost all her hair) at PvA. 47 is doubtful, it should probably be read as luñcita-pakkhikā k. viya i.e. like a pigeon whose feathers have been pulled out (v. l. °patthaka). (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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