Tavakalika, Tāvakālika: 3 definitions


Tavakalika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tavakalika in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

tāvakālika : (adj.) temporary; for the time being.

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

Tāvakālika refers to: (adj.) “as long as the time lasts, ” i.e. for the time being, temporary, pro tempore Vin. II, 174; III, 66; IV, 286; J. I, 121, 393; Vism. 95; ThA. 288; PvA. 87 (=na sassata). (Page 300)

Note: tāvakālika is a Pali compound consisting of the words tāva and kālika.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tavakalika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Tāvakālika (तावकालिक).—(perhaps only m.c.), tāvat-kā°, adj. (= Pali tāvakā°), temporary: (saṃskāra…) pāṃśunaga- ropama tāvakālikāḥ Lalitavistara 175.20 (verse; may be m.c. for tk-); °tkālika-vihāra- Bodhisattvabhūmi 27.1; °ka-yogena 63.4; °ka- Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā 263.3 (these three prose).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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