Vinayapitaka, Vinaya-pitaka, Vinayapiṭaka: 9 definitions


Vinayapitaka 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Vinayapitaka in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

One of the three divisions of the Tipitaka. It contains rules and regulations for the conduct of monks and nuns in all the details of their lives. The rules are attributed to the Buddha himself, and an old commentary, incorporated into the text, gives accounts of the occasions on which the rules were formulated. A certain amount of historical matter is also found regarding the Order, especially in the last two chapters of the Cullavagga.

The Vinaya Pitaka consists of

  1. the Sutta Vibhanga,
  2. the Khandhakas,
  3. the Parivara, and
  4. the Patimokkha.

The first is divided into

  1. Parajika and
  2. Pacittiya

and the second into

  1. Mahavagga and
  2. Cullavagga.
Source: Dhamma Study: Introduction to the Dhamma

First section of the Pali Canon.

The rules of discipline for monks and nuns of the Sangha (the order).

context information

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).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

vinayapiṭaka : (nt.) the code of discipline for the Buddhist monks.

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

Vinayapiṭaka refers to: the V. Piṭaka KhA1 2, 97; VbhA. 431.

Note: vinayapiṭaka is a Pali compound consisting of the words vinaya and piṭaka.

Pali book cover
context information

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»] — Vinayapitaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vinayapiṭaka (विनयपिटक).—(= Pali id.), = Vinaya: ārya-Mahā-sāṅghikānāṃ Lokottaravādināṃ Madhyadeśikānāṃ pāṭhena Vi°kasya Mahāvastuye ādi Mahāvastu i.2.13.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vinayapiṭaka (विनयपिटक):—[=vi-naya-piṭaka] [from vi-naya > vi-nī] 2. vi-naya-piṭaka m. ‘basket of discipline’, (with Buddhists) the collection of treatises on discipline (cf. above)

[Sanskrit to German]

Vinayapitaka in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vinayapitaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vinayapiṭaka (ವಿನಯಪಿಟಕ):—[noun] a group of Buddhist texts that deal with rules for the conduct of monks.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

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Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Vinaya-piṭaka (विनय-पिटक):—n. a Buddhist treatise;

context information

Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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