Sankantika, Saṅkantika, Saṅkantikā: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Sankantika 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: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A heretical sect, a division of the Kassapiya. Mhv.v.9; Dpv.v.48.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

saṅkantika : (adj.) moving from one place to another.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Saṅkantika, (fr. saṅkanta) a school of thought (lit. gone over to a faction), a subdivision of the Sabbatthivādins S. V, 14; Vism. 374 sq.; Mhvs 5, 6; Dpvs 5, 48; Mhbv 97. (Page 662)

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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.

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