Parikamma Nimitta: 2 definitions


Parikamma Nimitta 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: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

initial image; When the jhana practitioner first practises, the arising object is called parikamma nimitta.

When parikamma nimitta is being contemplated the bhavana is called parikamma bhavana.

See samatha kamatthana

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'preparatory image'; s. nimitta, kasina.

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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