Yamakalika, Yāmakālika, Yama-kalika: 2 definitions


Yamakalika 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.

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yāmakālika : (adj.) something allowed to be taken by a Buddhist monk after noon and in the night.

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

Yāmakālika refers to: of a restricted time, for a (relatively) short period (lit.) only for one watch of the night, but longer than yāva-kālika temporary. It is one of the three regulation-terms for specified food, viz. y.

Note: yāmakālika is a Pali compound consisting of the words yāma 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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