The Eighth Lesson
The 10th Lesson
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
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;
-saṅvidhana the providing of work D III.191 (one of the 5 duties of the gahapati).