Parajika, aka: Pārājika, Pārājikā; 4 Definition(s)
Parajika 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)
The first of the two divisions of the Sutta Vibhanga of the Vinaya Pitaka.(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
T (That which does generate loss). Serious fault causing the loss of the status of bhikkhu for life. There are four parajikas (sexual intercourse, theft, murder, claim about non obtained realisations). There are 4 parajika.
- Refrain from having sexual intercourse.
- Refrain from stealing.
- Refrain from commiting murder.
- Refrain from claiming attainments of stages of pure mental concentration that have not been achieved.
See also: The 4 parajikas(Source): Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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).
Languages of India and abroad
pārājika : (adj.) one who has committed the gravest transgression of the rules for bhikkhus.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pārājika, (etym. doubtful; suggested are parā+aj (Burnouf); para+ji; pārācika (S. Lévi, see Geiger, P. Gr. § 38, n. 3; also Childers s. v.)) one who has committed a grave transgression of the rules for bhikkhus; one who merits expulsion (see on term Vin. Texts I. 3; Miln. trsln I. 268; II, 78) Vin. I, 172; II, 101, 242; A. II, 241; III, 252; V, 70; J. VI, 70, 112; Miln. 255; Vism. 22; KhA 97, DhA. I, 76 (as one of the divisions of the Suttavibhaṅga, see also Vin. III, 1 sq.). (Page 454)(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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Buddhist Monastic Discipline (by Jotiya Dhirasekera)
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
Book 1 - Parajika Pali < [Chapter II - Vinaya Pitaka]
(a) Seven Kinds Of Transgression Or Offence < [Chapter I - What Is Vinaya Pitaka?]
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Vinaya Pitaka (2): The Analysis of Nun’ Rules (Bhikkhuni-vibhanga) (by I. B. Horner)
The Buddha and His Disciples (by Venerable S. Dhammika)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)