Vayama, aka: Vāyāma; 3 Definition(s)
Vayama 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
M Effort.Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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
vāyāma : (m.) exertion; striving.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Vāyāma, (fr. vi+ā+yam) striving, effort, exertion, endeavour S. II, 168; IV, 197; V, 440; A. I, 174 (chando+), 219; II, 93; III, 307; IV, 320; V, 93 sq.; J. I, 72; Vbh. 123, 211, 235; VbhA. 91; DhA. IV, 109; PvA. 259. On vāyāma as a constituent of the “Path” (sammā°) see magga 2. a.—vāyāmaṃ karoti to exert oneself DhA. IV, 26; PvA. 259. (Page 609)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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Vipassana Meditation (by Chanmyay Sayadaw)
Part 7 - Realization Of The Noble Truths < [Chapter 1 - Happiness Through Right Understanding]
Part 4 - Sitting Meditation < [Appendix One]
Mental Development in Daily Life (by Nina van Gorkom)
The Four Noble Truths (by Ajahn Sumedho)
Introduction < [Chapter 4 - The Fourth Noble Truth]
Part 6 - Rationality And Emotion < [Chapter 4 - The Fourth Noble Truth]
Fundamentals of Vipassana Meditation (by Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw)
Patthana Dhamma (by Htoo Naing)
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)