Parikamma Nimitta; 2 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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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: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

'preparatory image'; s. nimitta, kasina.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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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