Sikkha, Sikkhā: 4 definitions
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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
the 'training', which the Buddha's disciple has to undergo, is 3-fold:
training in higher morality (adhisīla-sikkhā)
in higher mentality (adhicitta-sikkhā)
in higher wisdom (adhipaññā-sikkhā)
This 3-fold training refers to the 3-fold division of the 8-fold Path (magga) in morality, concentration and wisdom (sīla, samādhi, paññā). In D. 16 and A.IV,1 it is said:
"It is through not understanding, not penetrating noble morality ... noble concentration ... noble wisdom ... noble deliverance that I, as well as you, have had for such a long time to pass through this round of rebirths.''
"This then is morality, this concentration, this wisdom, this deliverance. Being endowed with morality, concentration brings high fruit and blessing. Being endowed with concentration, wisdom brings high fruit and blessing. Being endowed with wisdom, the mind becomes freed from all cankers (āsava) namely, from the sensuous canker (kāmāsava), from the canker of existence (bhavasava) from the canker of opinions (ditthisava) from the canker of ignorance (avijjāsava).
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
sikkhā : (f.) study; discipline.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Sikkhā, (f.) (Vedic śikṣā) 1. study, training, discipline Vin. III, 23; D. I, 181; A. I, 238; S. II, 50, 131; V, 378; Dhs. 1004; VbhA. 344 (various).—sikkhaṃ paccakkhātaka one who has abandoned the precepts Vin. I, 135, 167; II, 244 sq. (cp. sikkhā-paccakkhāna Vin. II, 279, and sikkhaṃ apaccakkhāya Vin. III, 24; S. IV, 190; sikkhā apaccakkhātā, ibid.); tisso sikkhā S. III, 83; Ps. I, 46 sq.; Miln. 133, 237; Nd1 39; explained as adhisīla-, adhicitta-, and adhipaññā-sikkhā A. I, 234 sq.; Nett 126; with the synonyms saṃvara, samādhi & paññā at Vism. 274. ‹-› 2. (as one of the 6 Vedāṅgas) phonology or phonetics, combined with nirutti (interpretation, etymology) DA. I, 247=SnA 447.
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Sikkha (सिक्ख):—(nm) a Sikh (follower of Guru Nanak); —[dharma/paṃtha] the Sikh religion, Sikhism.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Search found 19 books and stories containing Sikkha, Sikkhā; (plurals include: Sikkhas, Sikkhās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Vipassana Dipani (by Mahathera Ledi Sayadaw)
Buddhist Monastic Discipline (by Jotiya Dhirasekera)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 5 - Ten Stanzas of Exhortation < [Chapter 27b - The Buddha’s Ninth Vassa at Kosambī]
Part 6e - Reflective Knowledge (Paccavekkhana Ñāṇa) < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
Part 2 - Preaching the Ambalatthika Rahulovada Sutta < [Chapter 20 - The Six Princes achieved different Attainments]
A Correct Vision (by Venerable Professor Dhammavihari)
Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga (by T. W. Rhys Davids)
Cullavagga, Khandaka 5, Chapter 9 < [Khandaka 5 - On the Daily Life of the Bhikkhus]
Cullavagga, Khandaka 5, Chapter 10 < [Khandaka 5 - On the Daily Life of the Bhikkhus]
Cullavagga, Khandaka 10, Chapter 24 < [Khandaka 10 - On the Duties of Bhikkhunis]
Different Aspects of Mindfulness (by Dhammasami)