Parikamma: 5 definitions



Parikamma 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)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

M Fact to repeatedly indulge into healthy and positive actions such as generosity, benevolence and virtue (concentration is not involved here).

Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Parikamma means initial kusalakamma

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'preparatory-moment': s. javana.

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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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

parikamma : (nt.) arrangement; preparation; prelimenary action; plastering.

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

Parikamma, (nt.) (pari+kamma) “doing round, ” i.e. doing up, viz 1. arrangement, getting up, preparation Vin. II, 106 (°ṃ kārāpeti), 117 (geruka° plastering with red chalk) 151 (id.). parikammaṃ karoti to make (the necessary) preparation, to set to work Vism. 395 and passim (with ref. to iddhi). Usually in form parikammakata arranged, prepared Vin. II, 175 (bhūmi), as —° “with, ” viz. geruka° plastered with red chalk Vin. I, 48; II, 209; lākhā° J. III, 183; IV, 256; su° beautifully arranged or prepared, fitful, well worked Miln. 62 (dāru), 282 (maṇiratana); VvA. 188. In special sense used with ref. to jhāna, as kasiṇa° processes whereby jhāna is introduced, preparations for meditation J. I, 141; IV, 306; V, 162, 193; DhsA. 168; cp. Cpd. 54; DhA. I, 105.—2. service, attention, attending Vin. I, 47; II, 106, 220; S. I, 76; Th. 2, 376 (=veyyāvacca ThA. 253); Pug. 56; DhA. I, 96, 333, chiefly by way of administering ointments etc. to a person, cp. J. V, 89; DhA. I, 250. sarīra° attending the body DA. I, 45, 186; SnA 52.

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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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