Sakkaya, Sakkāya: 6 definitions
Sakkaya 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)Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
F (Groups of namas and rupas). Self inherent existence of mental and physical phenomena.Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
s. Sakkāya (“personality”). For personality-belief, s. sakkāya ditthi, ditthi, attā, satta, puggala, vipallāsa.Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
'existing group', 'this word is usually translated by 'personality',
but according to the commentaries it corresponds to sat-kāya, 'existing group', hence not to Sanskrit sva-kāya, 'own group' or 'own body'.
In the suttas (e.g. M.44) it is said to be a name for the 5 groups of existence (khandha):
"Sakkāya, o Brother Visākha, is said by the Blessed One to be a name for the 5 'groups as objects of clinging' (upādāna-kkhandha), to wit: corporeality, feeling, perception, mental formations, and consciousness." - See foll.Source: This is Myanmar: The Doctrine of Paticcasammupada
Sakkaya means the five aggregates which really exist.
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
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
sakkāya : (m.) the existing body.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Sakkāya, (sat+kāya, cp. BSk. satkāya Divy 46; AvŚ I. 85. See on explanation of term Mrs. Rh. D. in J. R. A. S. 1894, 324; Franke Dīgha translation p. 45; Geiger P. Gr. § 241; Kern. Toev. II. 52) the body in being, the existing body or group (=—nikāya q. v.); as a t. t. in P. psychology almost equal to individuality; identified with the five khandhas M. I, 299; S. III, 159; IV, 259; A. II, 34; Th. 2, 170, 239; DhsA. 348. See also D. III, 216 (cp. Dial. III, 2161); A. III, 293, 401; Nd1 109.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+12): Sakkaya Ditthi, Sakkaya Sutta, Ego Belief, Issaraninmana Ditthi, Sattiya Sutta, Samyojana, Sakkayasamudaya, Nissaraniya Sutta, Sakkayanirodha, Akiriya Ditthi, Anta Sutta, Rupavant, Ahetuka Ditthi, Natthika Ditthi, Jambukhadaka, Culavedalla Sutta, Jambali Sutta, Ditthi, Nissaraniya, Sakkayaditthi.
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The Doctrine of Paticcasamuppada (by U Than Daing)
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
Vipassana Meditation (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
Part 2 - Attta In Buddhism < [Chapter 7 - The Five Factors Of A Meditator]
Part 1 - The Cause Of Suffering < [Chapter 1 - Happiness Through Right Understanding]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 5 - Taming of Baka Brahmā < [Chapter 35 - Story of Māra]
The Second Isidatta Sutta < [Chapter 45a - The Life Stories of Male Lay Disciples]
Part 10 - Mahāvajira Insight Knowledge (Vipassanā-ñāṇa) < [Chapter 7 - The Attainment of Buddhahood]
The Catusacca Dipani (by Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw)
How Beings Have To Wander In The Round Of Rebirths < [Part I - The Manual Of The Four Noble Truths]
Sense Object And Suffering < [Part I - The Manual Of The Four Noble Truths]
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)