Vakkarman, aka: Vākkarman, Vac-karman; 1 Definition(s)
Vakkarman 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Vākkarman (वाक्कर्मन्) or Vākkarmapatha refers to the “paths of vocal action”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—The paths of vocal action (vākkarman-patha) are four in number: abstaining from falsehood (mṛṣāvāda), slander (paiṣunyavāda), harmful speech (pāruṣyavāda) and thoughtless speech (saṃbhinnapralāpa). It can also be spelled as vākkarma.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Ends with: Manovakkarman.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
I. The four trances (dhyāna) according to the Abhidharma < [Class 2: The four trances]
I. The destruction of the traces of conflicting emotions < [VIII. Destroying the traces of the conflicting emotions]
I. Recollection of the Buddha (1): The ten names (adhivacana) < [Part 2 - The Eight Recollections according to the Abhidharma]