Samanera, Sāmaṇera: 4 definitions
Samanera 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: Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist TermsLiterally, a small samana; a novice monk (nun) who observes ten precepts and who is a candidate for admission to the order of bhikkhus (bhikkhunis). See pabbajja.
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).
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Amaravati: Glossary
novice monk(s) Whereas a bhikkhu is a fully ordained monk who follows 227 precepts, a samanera is a 10 precept novice (who nevertheless wears the same ochre?coloured robes as the bhikkhus). In Thailand, the samanera stage is often reserved for those too young for full ordination.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
sāmaṇera : (m.) a novice of a monk. Also see sāmaṇerī.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Sāmaṇera, (fr. samaṇa; cp. BSk. śrāmaṇeraka Divy 342) fem. °-rī a novice Vin. I, 62 sq.; IV, 121; S. II, 261; Miln. 2; VbhA. 383; are not present at the recital of the Pātimokkha Vin. I, 135; °pabbajjā ordination of a novice Vin. I, 82. °pēsaka superintendent of Sāmaṇeras Vin. II, 177; A. III, 275.—f. , also —°ā A. III, 276; as —°ī at Vin. I, 141. (Page 704)
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)
Starts with: Samanera Sutta.
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Anāgārika Dharmapāla (by Bhikkhu Sangharakshita)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Five, Eight and Ten Precepts < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]
Part 3 - The Story of Venerable Mahā Kassapa < [Chapter 41 - Utterings That Arouse Emotional Religious Awakening]
The Story of Sāmaṇera Sangharakkhita < [Chapter 40 - The Buddha Declared the Seven Factors of Non-Decline for Rulers]
Banner of the Arahants (by Bhikkhu Khantipalo)
Part 4 - Question Oneself < [Chapter 8 - Westerners In The Sangha]
Vipassana Meditation (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
Part 3 - Moral Aspect < [Chapter 3 - Seven Benefits Of Mindfulness Meditation]
Part 2 - Ethical Aspect < [Chapter 3 - Seven Benefits Of Mindfulness Meditation]
Part 4 - Purification By Overcoming Doubt < [Chapter 5 - The Seven Stages Of Purification]
Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga (by T. W. Rhys Davids)
Cullavagga, Khandaka 5, Chapter 31 < [Khandaka 5 - On the Daily Life of the Bhikkhus]
Cullavagga, Khandaka 8, Chapter 3 < [Khandaka 8 - Regulations as to the Duties of the Bhikkhus towards one Another]
Cullavagga, Khandaka 6, Chapter 21 < [Khandaka 6 - On Dwellings and Furniture]
Vinaya (1): The Patimokkha (by T. W. Rhys Davids)