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Kammanta

References:

The Eighth Lesson
The 10th Lesson
[MN 9]
WP, The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, #9: Right View, Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi, trans, pp134


Pali MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Nanamoli Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward
kammanta Works, includes magic charms, work, mantras, commerse, commands action action Action action action doing action action Action Doing

 

Pali Text Society
Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede
[EDITED ENTRY]

Kammanta: [Sk. karmanta; kamma+anta...] 1. doing, acting, working; work, business, occupation, profession...as being punished in Niraya A I.60; S IV.180; as occupation esp. in pl. kammantā: S V.45=135;...(kammantā nappavattanti, no business proceeds, all occupations are at a standstill);...as housework, falling to the share of the wife A III.37=IV.365;...occupation in the field A III.77;...as place of occupation...2. deed, action in ethical sense= kamma, character...(opp. puñña...sammā--of right doing, opp. micchā...as constituting one element of character as pertaining to "Magga"...D II.216; S II.168; V.1; A III.411...
-ṭṭhāna: 1. the spot where the ceremonies of the Ploughing Festival take place J I.57; 2. the common ground of a village, a village bazaar J IV.306;
-bheri the drum announcing the (taking up of) business DhA III.100;
-vipatti "failure of action," evil-doing A I.270 opp.
-sampadā "perfection of action, right-doing" A I.271;
-saŋvidhana the providing of work D III.191 (one of the 5 duties of the gahapati).


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