Yavakalika, Yava-kalika, Yāvakālika: 2 definitions



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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

yāvakālika : (adj.) temporary.

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

Yāvakālika refers to: (cp. tāva II. 1) “as far as the time or occasion goes, ” occasional, temporary, at Vin. I, 251 in foll. context (cp. yāmakālika): “kappati ... yāvakālikena, yāmakālikaṃ na kappati, kappati yāvakālikena sattāha kālikaṃ na k. etc. with foll. yāvajīvikaṃ & the same with kappati yāma-kālikena, sattāha-kālikenana k.; kappati satt°, yāvajīv, na k. ” The reply of the Buddha is: yāvakālikena yāmakālikaṃ tadahu paṭiggahitaṃ kāle kappati vikāle na kappati (same with sattāhakālikaṃ & yāvajīvikaṃ); followed by yāmakālikena ... sattāhakālikaṃ & yāvajīvikaṃ; sattāhakālikena ... jāvajīvikaṃ. ”

Note: yāvakālika is a Pali compound consisting of the words yāva 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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