Vicitta, aka: Vicittā; 4 Definition(s)
Vicitta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Vichitta.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Vicitta (विचित्त).—A son of Utadhya.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 101.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
, One of the chief lay women supporters of Padumuttara Buddha. Bu.xi.26.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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
vicitta : (adj.) variegated; ornamented; decorated.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Vicitta, (& °citra) (adj.) (vi+citta1) various, variegated, coloured, ornamented, etc. J. I, 18, 83; Pv. II, 19; Vv 6410 (citra); Miln. 338, 349; VvA. 2, 77; Sdhp. 92, 245.—vicitra-kathika eloquent Miln. 196. (Page 616)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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Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on Biography of the thera Kapparukkhiya < [Chapter 4 - Kuṇḍadhānavagga (section on Kuṇḍadhāna)]
Commentary on the Biography of Buddha (Buddha-apadāna-vaṇṇanā) < [Chapter 1 - Buddhavagga (Buddha section)]
A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)
Chapter 16 - Citta And Cetasika < [Part 2 - Citta]
Chapter 8 - Citta Knows an Object < [Part 2 - Citta]
Chapter 7 - General Introduction < [Part 2 - Citta]
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)