Sramanera, aka: Śrāmaṇera; 1 Definition(s)


Sramanera means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. 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.

The Sanskrit term Śrāmaṇera can be transliterated into English as Sramanera or Shramanera, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Literally, it means the one who ceases from evil and does works of mercy or lives altruistically. He is a devoted and zealous man who has taken a vow to obey the ten commandments in Buddhist orders: 1. not to kill. 2. not to steal. 3. not to lie or speak evil. 4. not to have sexual misconduct. 5. not to use perfumes or decorate oneself with flowers. 6. not to occupy high beds. 7. not to sing or dance. 8. not to possess wealth. 9. not to eat out of regulation hours. 10. not to drink wine. Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary

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