Santakaya, aka: Santakāya, Santa-kaya; 3 Definition(s)


Santakaya 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)

Santakaya in Theravada glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

He was never guilty of any improper movement of hand or foot, but always carried himself with composure and dignity. This was because his mother was a lioness. For a lioness, when she has eaten prey, goes into her cave where she lies, for seven days, on a bed of red arsenic and yellow orpiment. When she rises on the seventh day, if she finds the bed disturbed by any movement on her part, she again lies down for seven days, saying: This does not become your birth or lineage. When the monks praised Santakaya to the Buddha, he held up the Elder as an example to be followed. Dhp.iv.113f.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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Pali-English dictionary

Santakaya in Pali glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

santakāya : (adj.) having a calmed body.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Santakāya refers to: of calmed body Dh. 378; DhA. IV, 114.

Note: santakāya is a Pali compound consisting of the words santa and kāya.

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