Samma Kammanta, Right Action: 3 definitions
Samma Kammanta 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: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
Part of the Sobhana Cetasikas. Samma kammanta is right action. This cetasika helps citta not to do bad things but to do right actions. It avoid doing bad things. It is inhibition. It inhibits doing bad thing by abstinence. It is like hiri and ottappa. But it inhibition is at kaya kamma dvara or bodily actions while hiri and ottappa are considering the possible consenquences. Samma kammanta considers the wickedness, badness of actions at the bodily actions.
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: Buddhist Door: GlossaryThe fourth of the Eightfold Path; respect for life (do not kill), property (do not steal) and personal relationship (no sexual misconduct) so as to purify ones mind and body.Source: Shambala Publications: General
Right Action relates to seeing how what we do is beneficial or harmful to ourselves and others. This is involved with developing skill in the way we act in the world. Instead of thinking that we already know what is the right thing to do and what is the wrong thing to do, in a clear-cut manner, it is important to look closely at the way we act. We should not simply rely on some preestablished rules or social norms; instead we should see how we as individuals act in the world and what the effects of our actions are upon ourselves, the environment, and other people.
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Full-text: Eightfold Path, Samyakkarmanta, Virati Cetasikas, Samma Vaca, Kammanta, Samma Ajiva, Aryashtangamarga, Agati Sutta, Sobhana Cetasikas, Shilaskandha, Mimamsa, Nirashir, Shila, Abhisamacarika Sila, Anasravashila, Shilpin, Four Noble Truths, Sacca.
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The Four Noble Truths (by Ajahn Sumedho)
Introduction < [Chapter 4 - The Fourth Noble Truth]
Part 3 - Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood < [Chapter 4 - The Fourth Noble Truth]
Vipassana Meditation (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
Part 7 - Realization Of The Noble Truths < [Chapter 1 - Happiness Through Right Understanding]
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Factor 12-14 - The three abstinences (samma vaca (right speech), samma kammanta (right action), samma ajiva (right livelihood)) < [Chapter 3 - On kusala cetasikas (wholesome mental factors)]
Patthana Dhamma (by Htoo Naing)
Vipassana Meditation Course (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
The Patthanuddesa Dipani (by Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw)